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Tao P
  • Tao P
  • Vancouver B.c
  • Canada


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'It is no sign of health to be well adjusted to a sick society' How can we make a healthy society?

There seems to be an ever increasing number of people who are depressed, or have another form of mental 'deficientcy': ADHD bipolar... What is causing this increase and how can we remedy it?
It is my belief that we need to focus our lives around what it means to be human: movement, community and meaningful creative work. Do you agree? What would this new way of life look like to you?


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    Oct 4 2013: What is the features of healthy society? How many people in % should live healthy life to consider a sosiety healthy?
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      Oct 6 2013: Another way of looking at that questions could be "what percentage of your body should be healthy in order to consider yourself to be healthy?"
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        Oct 7 2013: Great! It`s exactly the same question!
        The reason medicals avoids to make full scan of patient`s body is many organs and systems`d never been as healthy and ideal shaped as in anatomic books. Many deviations more or less unideal, many subsystems covers or adjusts for that deviations. But a person never feel it and never complain. The illness can be resoned by completely another organ which seems the most close to normal.

        Also people has own definition of health. I knew one person with good healthy well shaped body but his mind was as a trash basket. Was he healthy?
        I know one man with infantile paralysis. Noone bone in his body seemed normal. But his personality, full of life, motion, humor, and his social activities is brilliant. Is he healthy or not?

        So your questin is reasonable. In the world where subsystems growth with different speed havind different deviations the definition of health isn`t so clear both for human and society.
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      Oct 7 2013: Anna & Tim !

      You both are mistaking by considering a society as a physical object . According to Wiki - A society consist of 'like-minded' people governed by their own norms and values within a dominant. Tao P is not asking for Physical health of the society, because there isn't physically existence of any society. When Tao P say 'Sick Society', he thinks about the ill custom and tradition driving our society. Society is the collective rules (or say custom) accepted by people having different religion or status to make relations with each other.

      Society exists in the mind and thus its health depends on the healthy mind of society members. An individual Physical body may be ill but not necessarily mind Anna. You must have heard the name of scientist Stephen Hawking, He is almost entirely paralysed and communicates through a speech generating device.

      I think Tao P would be agree what I am trying to say... :)
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        Oct 7 2013: I hoped it was obvious that physical example is just an analogy the same way as term "helthy" belongs to physical objects only was applyed to describe the question about society. Even if we speak about physical state literary it is obviously the more healthy members of a society are, the more healthy such society could be. It is not easy to keep body healthy, and to society the same. It needs to reject many unhelthy but pleasant habits the same way as to society needs to analize what behaviour, customs or laws represents unhealthy way and reject it.

        Sometimes healthy body cure unhealthy mind. Also healthy mind desired a healthy body. The same way it is hard to imagine a society with healthy minds but physically ill in total. Everything depends from many factors in systems. Concern Steven Hawking it is the exception, not the rule, also my example of very kind and smart person I described. And if you have a look to the general case, noone want the same. It is the exceptions how people personally overcomes obstacles. But society is not a person. It will be not exceptions like in human examples.

        According to Wiki the definition seems too much simplyfied. A big society consists from smallest groups, ill customs of one group can be compensate by health customs of another.

        So my question is the same. How much in % of a society should be healthy to recognize the whole society is healthy?

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