It is understood by wellness to the set of factors that a person need to enjoy Good life quality . These factors lead the subject to enjoy a quiet existence and a state of satisfaction.
He social welfare , therefore, includes those things that have a positive impact on the quality of life: decent employment, economic resources to meet needs, housing, access to education and health, leisure time, etc. Although the notion of well-being is subjective (what is good for one person may not be for another), social welfare is associated with objective economic factors .
For example: in a country where a type family (four members) needs $ 200 a month to meet their basic needs, all families that add incomes below that figure cannot enjoy social welfare. It is likely, therefore, that members of a family that earns $ 100 a month suffer from eating problems and have a lower life expectancy.
However, behind these figures stipulated as the minimum to reach a level of lifetime healthy, there are a number of preconceptions that force people to think that they cannot survive if certain requirements are not met; for example, it is said that it is not possible to grow and develop properly without consuming dairy products, usually from cows, since they are an irreplaceable source of calcium; This is not true at all.
Therefore, that figure hides a list of objectives that must be achieved to live well and, as in any generalization, individual or special needs are not taken into account, but rather encompasses every human being who lives in a certain region and is considered a unique entity. The question that arises, then, is: can a family of four live well with less money of the minimum considered by the government of your country? It is likely, although that also depends on the amount being talked about and the economic situation of the place in question.
As well as personal well-being, society should delve into its needs, consider its possibilities and question the validity of system; Through this search, it is likely that a situation of generalized crisis that causes nothing but discomfort and anguish in a large part of the population will become the starting point of a change of mentality, to leave behind suffocating standards of a flexibility that allows to live well using the current means.
He State It must be responsible for promoting social welfare among all its citizens. For this, it is necessary to take political measures that correct the inequities of the capitalist market. The redistribution of income and the development of free and free social services for all people are necessary conditions to achieve social welfare.
The possibility of extending social welfare to all social layers implies the existence of wealth (to pay for state expenses); therefore every government It must also be responsible for ensuring the generation of wealth.
But the concept of government should not be understood as a group of people without connection to the people and with the obligation to solve all the problems of a country; It is through the involvement of individuals in campaigns that seek to improve the quality of life of citizens who obtain changes more significant If each person with economic problems stopped to think about their own situation and looked for possible solutions, leaving aside the pre-established structure, it is likely that more than 50% would discover that their problems are not real.