Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Health is wealth

Health is wealth 

Health is wealth

O health! Health!  The blessing of the riches of the poor! Who can buy thee at too dear a rate, since there is enjoying this world without thee?

A healthy mind lives in healthy body. Mind is rather the battery of the physical mechanism of human beings. It decides all the activities of man - good or bad. But it requires a healthy is only then that fortunate smiles at man and fills his coffers with wealth - material or spiritual.

An unhealthy man loses all that he possesses.  He faces a battery of greedy physicians who may be having an eye more on his pocket than on his well being,  An unhealthy man grows desperate-  the mind too grows sick and he is in the jaws of paralytic attack both materially and mentally Death alone may bring solace to him-make him free form frustrations.  A healthy man has a rich orchard of the fruits of hope,  peace,  satisfaction and prominence-the real wealth.

A man who loses health loses his social environment too.  How long would people sympathize with a man who always groans with pain and whose body is a permanent abode of diseases. Even the family of his become allergic to him.  People would like to have the company of those who would mix with them,  associate themselves with their sports,go on picnic with them and be with them if they are attacked.  An unhealthy man can't afford any of these things.  He is limited to his office or business establishment.  He earns money which may be used only in curing his diseases. He can't enjoy anything with it.

As Herbert Spencer said The preservation of health is a duty'  He bewailed that few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality. Unhealthy persons are physically immoral. It is the healthy individuals who maintain the health of the nation.  It is our duty to keep the society healthy.  It is only then that the country would prosper.  Thus the prosperity of our nation also indirectly depends upon the health of the people.  One can hardly differ with the view that it is real wealth as it keeps the mental balance of man.  We find a healthy mind in a healthy body.

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