A friend said to me yesterday, ‘You are alive’ when I responded to her query of how I was with the words ‘so-so’. But is just being alive all or do we need something else. We talk about quality of life when people are seriously ill and also when people are very poor. So what do we mean by quality of life?
I have a roof over my head and enough money, if I am careful, to eat, buy clothes and other things. But I am in constant pain and not very mobile so I am reliant on others to take me out to shop or go places. This is fine and I am grateful for these friends who help but there are things missing in my life that would make it more enjoyable. So for me, my quality of life is not what it used to be.
What do you feel is important to your quality of life? Is it or should it be enough to just be alive? Or do we need more? Do we need material things to make our life better? Or is it the friendship and companionship of others that do this? I would love to hear you views on this as I feel it could make a very interesting discussion.