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Old 02-26-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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How Do Americans Measure 'Quality Of Life'?
What are the factors that determine quality of life?
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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Where are you located that this question is a question at all? I could answer byt I am not typical of anything, other than by my means i am happy, and wouldn't change a thing. NH USA
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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Where are you located that this question is a question at all? I could answer byt I am not typical of anything, other than by my means i am happy, and wouldn't change a thing. NH USA
The reason I ask is because the phrase 'quality of life' is seldom heard in America. So I guess Americans have no interest in quality of life...or maybe they don't want to reveal themselves.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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... maybe because everything is "measured" in quantity and very seldom in quality?
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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almost everything has to be new for a typical american citizen. For instance, they'd rather buy a new toyota than a little bit older audi or mercedes which are by far better cars. Americans measure stuff by bling bling
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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... maybe because everything is "measured" in quantity and very seldom in quality?
After many years I seem to agree with this post. Quantity sure is extremely important for Americans.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Well they have more gadgets but don't know who their neighbors are. Dad used to make nough to support the family now both have to work in order to afford Chinese crap from Walmart
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Americans seem to lack the imagination to express themselves qualitatively using any yardstick other than money.

This is a culture sorely in need of new metaphors.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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How Do Americans Measure 'Quality Of Life'?
What are the factors that determine quality of life?
High quality of life:
1. You enjoy your work (employment/business), if you work
2. You enjoy your after work/day off activities/passivities
3. You enjoy your sleep

Low quality of life: You hate/do not enjoy one or more of the above

That should apply to Americans and nonAmericans.

BTW, somehow, I have the feeling, that the older a person gets the lower is the ability to enjoy life, even if things go OK.
Anyone would agree on this one?
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Well, paulpan, of course as most people age they get into worse health and worse physical shape, and if so this has to interfere with enjoying quality of life.

A lot of people accumulate debt and other problems, have toxic relationships, so that will reduce their ability to enjoy life.

I think a person who stays in good physical shape has the best chance of enjoying life, particularly after retirement.
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