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Quality of Life It is very different from standard of living
Standard of Living • The level of material well-being enjoyed by a person or group of people
Quality of Life • The degree of well being felt by a person or a group of people • Includes: standard of living, environment, social satisfaction, politics, culture, human rights, and entertainment • Defined in terms of needs and wants • Needs: basic for survival, includes food, water and shelter • Wants: drive people to secure improvement in their lives once basic needs are met; includes entertainment • Education: need or want?
Darker green (higher QofL index) to yellow (lower QofL index) to red (very low quality of life index) [grey – no data]
“Sins” • Original “deadly sins” • Pride • Envy • Gluttony • Lust • Anger • Greed • Sloth
Modern day “sins” • Environmental pollution • Genetic manipulation • Accumulating excessive wealth • Inflicting poverty • Drug trafficking and consumption • Morally debatable experiments • Violation of fundamental rights of human nature