Health is Wealth – an Open Speech
Health is more valuable than money. Money cannot buy health and happiness. The saying “health is wealth” is very apt as good health comes from a good physique that enables one to enjoy the pleasures and manage the challenges of life. But a healthy person remains in a state of bliss and happiness. Without health, there is no happiness, no peace, and no success.
A person with bad health cannot enjoy the pleasure of being wealthy. Thus I agree that good health is actually wealth as it allows one to lead an existence without being hampered by disabling circumstances such as disability (both mental and physical), medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and other potentially fatal diseases. A disabled person faces a lot of challenges in life including having to depend on another for basic needs and perform simple tasks. The situation is even more daunting if you are paralyzed and mentally unfit to lead a normal existence. A person with sound health enjoys stable health that also includes a healthy mental condition.
Many cancer patients and others who suffer from debilitating sickness spend huge amounts of money for treatment. In addition to that, they have to undergo very painful medical procedures. A cancer patient for example typically has to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy which have undesirable side effects such as vomiting, hair loss, weaknesses, and other unpleasant symptoms. Despite all that, there is no guarantee that one would survive such sickness.
A healthy body and mind is an invaluable asset that one can have. Thus, our good physical and mental well being provides us the opportunity to enjoy life without any hindrances. Our health depends upon several factors, such as food, pollution, sleeping habits, mental condition, air, water, and sunlight. The “wealth” one derives from good health is actually a life free from circumstances that afflict us in some way and hence, affects our happiness and comfort. Life becomes a burden for one, who is constantly ailing.
There are many people in this world who are extremely wealthy but due to poor health, they are unable to enjoy their material coins. An unhealthy person is a burden not only to others but also to himself. Their daily performance is hampered by physical and mental incapacitation and hence, they can be actually considered “poor”. A materially poor man or woman but rich in terms of health actually can be termed as “wealthy’ as he or she is not hampered by sickness. The later does not have to fork out money for treatment and can enjoy a peaceful and blissful life. Thus, a poor but healthy man can live a better life than a rich but sick man.
In short, good health si wealth as no amount of money can cure one of terrible sickness. A healthy person sings the glory of life and works hard to realize his dreams. Good health ensures a fulfilling and enriching life. Thus one should always work towards being healthy and adopt a healthy lifestyle.