What is Social Health?
Social health in today’s society
Today’s western society often claims to be very social. That’s true, on a humanitarian level. In fact, however, there are also many negative points that are manifested primarily in the interpersonal area.
What is social health?
Ultimately, it is a simple calculation: if the psyche is doing well (through social interaction), the physique is usually doing well, and vice versa – Mens sana in corpore sano. In fact, however, social health is determined by a much larger set of factors that interact with each other:
- Good education
- Language skills
- Adequate income
- Social Security
- (Family) cohesion
- Satisfying lifestyle
All of these points ultimately determine the extent to which a person can achieve social health at all. An example: A person with poor education, a resulting low income, poor social security and an unhealthy lifestyle will automatically be socially less healthy than a person with all of these criteria in a positive way. The problem already begins here due to the far less secure conditions of our modern civilization, for example in the area of job security.