Health – Consensus on Needs – gloominess on Action!
There is growing consensus that the World needs a paradigm change in the way we care for personal and public Health. Not only are the utterly Pharma-centric Health-care systems dysfunctional in that the population is getting sicker not healthier, also the systems are bankrupting whole economies. Hereafter the consent dissolves and infinite debates go on how to approach change. This is the First in a series of Articles focusing on conditions that must set the stage for effecting change: explicit understanding of what is meant when we talk Health. Then Individuals can discover how they can effectively predict their Health and prevent Illness.
There are many Words in the English Language that we often use but never peruse, in the belief that their meaning in generally understood without ambiguity; such words are, for example: Birth, Married, Children, Parent, Dead, and so on. But and infinite majority of the words we use have meaning which is dependent on the context, and that means these words are interpreted by the listener according to their situation. Just consider words like Water, Pain, Fire, Taxes, Work, or Freedom. Now, the quote by the famous German Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein starts making sense;
How Do I Know What I Mean When I Say Something?
If we could and would actually ponder this quote every time before we speak, we would live in a different World with at least a lot less misunderstandings. Let’s analyze the term “Health” to illustrate the huge personal, societal, political and economical impact the use and definition of a Word can have.
What is Health?
The implicit meaning of Health is plainly understood when we use the word Vitality instead’ because Vitality refers to the perception of the observer of a Healthy person’s Energy Field – or Aura. A person’s Energy Field is weak, when there is no balance of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual social and intellectual Health. Therefore, what we understand by a healthy person – is a person of great Vitality. But we mostly use the word Healthy in its corrupted meaning of Not Sick, when there are no apparent symptoms of Illness. In other words, one might be coping with overwhelming problems, having lost a job, the house, the family and all hope, but shows no symptoms of a physical illness – that person is deemed healthy – although there is clearly no Vitality!
Does ambiguity matter?
Indistinctness matters a lot, all are impacted by it, the person, the society, politics and economy. That person obviously needs help, but is there any? No, because the person is healthy, the health-care system only kicks-in when there are symptoms of physical illness. Before long though there will be symptoms because the Energy Field is in chaos. But as long as the person is healthy, there is no help and compassion and the person is labeled as hypochondriac or weird. It follows that the definition of the term Health will have ramifications for our own sustained Vitality.
Discrepancy of Health spoken versus Health understood:
Colloquial usage, spoken “I am Healthy” intends to convey:
I have no apparent, perceived symptoms of physical Illness
Actual perception, what the listener hears depends on the Vitality by which the statement is presented: is the voice feeble and timid, or powerful and encouraging? In the latter case the hearer relates the condition to mean a balance of
Physical Health (Body)
- Mental Health (Mind)
- Emotional Health
- Spiritual Health
- Social Health
- Intellectual Health
Evidently, we need to differentiate Health more clearly if we want to care for it and protect it, before the symptoms of lost Health show up. The above six elements of Health in a balanced state may be summarized as Vitality. But there is more to it, for example Aging; Vitality is free and clear about Aging, while Health is quite encumbered with it. Is the aging Individual relatively healthy? When and how are aging symptoms an Illness?
These vital issues are addressed and analyzed in: Why Being Healthy Is Not Enough! Discover The 5 Elements You Can’t Be Missing!