Workplace wellness has been a feature of U.S. companies for several decades. Still, many observers question whether outcomes from these endeavors justify the costs, and urge an assessment before continuing such current funding levels into the future.
But where harmony is preserved by the proper exercise, even old age is beautiful.
To the well developed, to the strong, life seems rich, obstacles small, and successes easy. They laugh at cold and storm. Whatever the season may be, their hearts are filled with summer.
~Robert Green Ingersoll
At the 2015 Global Wellness Summit in Mexico City last month, economist Thierry Malleret delivered a keynote entitled, “Outlook for a World Where Wellness May Become Mandatory.”
While this commentary addresses two kinds of aging for those over age 50 (who will henceforth be called seniors), most of it applies as well to juniors and everyone else between obviously young and obviously old. Stages of life are real—everything about our bodies changes over time, but we have much more influence on how fast and what kinds of changes occur than most people realize.
Consider yourself a senior if any of the following apply to you:
The interest I have in believing a thing is not a proof of the existence
of that thing.
Voltaire, in reference to Blaise Pascal’s infamous wager.
admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by
stumblers carried in the starless night-blown and flared by passion's
storm-and yet it is the only light. Extinguish that, and naught remains.
Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)
A few years ago, America’s most reliable news source, The Onion, published an interview with a courageous firefighter named James Farber. The story focused not so much on his heroic deed, remarkable though it was, but rather on his iconoclastic, not-so-much Christian views about meaning in life, human existence and virtue.