Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Reaction to Danish Week
Wow! That was easily the best presentation/speaker we've had yet! One particular topic of interest to me was preventive care, specifically in the realm of public health. It's true, it does make economic sense to invest in taking care of the citizens in your country. A little effort can go a long way in terms of a healthy population. What would happen if we took care of each other more? If we looked out for the standard of living for all, instead of just the wealthy. It is no surprise to me that Demark trumps the rest of the world in happiness, and I'm sure the U.S. is nowhere near the top. To broaden this idea, what would happen if we were preventive in more areas, not just in health? What if we invested in education for all citizens? Something to think about. I really think that many Americans, especially the wealthiest of the country, lack perspective.