QUALITY OF LIFE (QOL) is defined by the World Health Organization as “an individual’s perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns”.Main indicators of the quality of life include wealth, employment, the environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation and leisure time, social belonging, religious beliefs, safety, security and freedom. In this world most of the people are running after money, prestige power and position. They think that if they accumulate huge amount of wealth ,they’ll become the happiest person and their quality of life with be the best. In this process they’re bitten by Affluenzomania Bug . Symptoms of Affluenzomania -are- 1-They want more – 2 -Earn more 3–spend more 4- They compare their wealth with other richer persons and becomes unsatisfied 4- Their friendship and relationships are based upon usefulness so it becomes commodity for them. this leads to—– HURRIMANIA- To much too soon-Foot is on accelator-Life becomes things to do list -Constantly pushing themselves to the next level of Material heaven-Bargian is Physical and Emotional health. Many of them end up with Burn out syndrome . QUALITY OF LIFE VS STANDARD OF LIVING These two phrases are often confused and considered as having same meaning. But in fact they belong to different categories .Quality of life is a subjective measure ,it is related to general well being of Individual and societies. Besides wealth it ,focuses more on mental health and social belongings ,safety and freedom of expression. Standard of living is mainly concerned with wealth or material comfort to the individual or society. PARAMETERS OF QUALITY OF LIFE -Quality of leisure ,Quality of Family life ,Quality of spiritual and Psycological life ,Quality of working environment .Overall mental wellness and satisfaction.
Quality of life ,of the cities round the world are measured upon following indexes 1-Purchasing power index 2-Safety Index 3 – Health Care index 4-Cost of living Index 5-Property price to income ratio index 6-Traffic commute time Index. 7 -Pollution Index 8-Climate Index. ACCORDING TO THE LATEST DATA OF 2022 TOP 10 COUNTRIES WITH HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX ARE 1- Raleigh NC of US 207.78 points tops the list 2-Canberra- Australia 207.41 points 3-Adelaide- Australia 204.87 points 4-Columbus OH,US-201.40 points 5-Zurich – Switzerland-200.89 p0ints 6-Madison WI-US-199.18points 7-Austin TX-US-198.91 points 8-Charlotte NC-US-197.34points 9-Okalahama cityOK -US196.15points 10-Basil- switzerland 195.79points In this list Some of the rankings, which surprized me were 115-Manglore-India ,144-Islamabad-Pakistan, 149-Trivandrum-India ,164-London,167-Bangalore-176-Paris-190-Pune-208- Gurgaon. Satish Tripathi sctri48