A healthy society is a balanced society that works on all levels of life. A society is the sum of all individuals and organization operating within the nation; when a society doesn’t work it’s because the individuals or the groups are out of balance.
A balanced society:
There are two very important factors in human’s life and by looking at those factors we can identify what create a balanced society:
Family and friends:
This part has to do with relationships, care taking and friendships. We do not treat family and friends as work or businesses since other values are involved.
This has to do with income and doing something productive; when we work we are focused on different tasks then when we are home with family or with friends.
The same goes for the society or the nation. If the nation is considered only to be a business, we will have a cold and materialistic society. The human do not have other values then to produce and create profit. The human value is to be considered as an asset and not as a living human being. Hence the term “Human Resources” so frequently used in corporation and that clearly describe what a human being means to a corporation.
If the nation look at the society only as a family, and don’t pay attention toward the business side, the country will have difficulties being organized and pay attention to employment and budgets.
I don’t believe people are happy when there isn’t a balance between work and family. Who wants to spend their life being poor because the nation can’t create jobs and organize a plan for financial prosperity?
And who wants to spend their life as a work force for a corporation with no time to live and no time with their families? People do not want to be slaves and they don’t want to be poor without any hope or a plan for the future.
How can we do this?
1. Nation as a family.
A family is someone who is there when you need support, it’s also someone you are supporting depending on your age and role – and where you are in life. They help you when you are sick, support you through education, celebrate milestones and help you through difficult times. When someone in your family is going through a difficult time, you are there for them and do what you can to be helpful.
When the nation is a family the same is true, the difference is that you help people you don’t know personally and someone helps you without knowing you. It’s a security net build for everyone and its build because you have the wisdom and knowledge that life has difficult times and good times. Besides people who feel safe are more happy, balanced and productive- ultimately it’s good for the nation’s business side as well.
2. Nation as a company.
A company is focused on production, sales and budgets – and a nation needs to do the same. It needs to look after production and the financial situation. When a nation does this well, create jobs and build wealth- it’s good for the family side as well; the nation have more money to take care of children’s education, physical health and to care for elderly. A wealthy society can give the population more time for parent to be with their children, time for sport activities and hobbies since humans need physical activities to stay healthy, time for reflection and creative activities to keep growing. Money is less an asset to a society then a healthy, happy, wise, intelligent and creative population. After all it’s the people that are in control and not the money and it’s the people who creates wealth.To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one’s own, is ever the beginning of one’s real ethical development. Felix Adler