Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How to have a good Quality of Life

QUALITY OF LIFE = STANDARD OF LIVING + PLANE OF LIVING

HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Philosophical Ramblings of a Retired Mind
By
VIKRAM KARVE


PLANE OF LIVING versus STANDARD OF LIVING

Dear Reader – please tell me – what is your plane of living...?

No  don’t get me wrong.

I am not asking you about your standard of living

I know you have a decent standard of living.

I am asking you about your plane of living.

Your “standard of living” depends of various material factors – like how much money you earn and wealth you have – where you live – the possessions and comforts you have – your home, your car, the gadgets you possess, the number of servants in your house, the schools your kids go to, your clubs, your lifestyle, your consumption levels.

I am sure that you know what I am talking about when I say “standard of living”.

However – just having a high “standard of living alone  will not guarantee you a good “quality of life”.

There is one more factor involved in determining your “quality of life”.

This factor is called: “plane of living” – Yes “Plane of Living

A good “standard of living” will give you physical comfort.

A high “plane of living” will give you intellectual, emotional and mental satisfaction. 


What is the meaning of QUALITY OF LIFE”...?


“Quality of Life” comprises two aspects:

1. Standard of Living

2. Plane of Living


In a nutshell:

“quality of life” = “standard of living” + “plane of living”


So remember – increasing your “standard of living” alone will not improve your “quality of life” – you need to enhance your “plane of living” too.

Many people may have the same “standard of living” but only those who live on a “higher plane” truly understand and enjoy the “quality of life” 

I saw this in the Navy.

All officers had the same “standard of living”

But  it was only a few officers who were enjoying a higher “quality of life” – because they knew how to enhance their “plane of living”

It was also ironic that some Naval Officers who had been promoted to high rank had a lower “plane of living” – than some “passed-over” superseded officers – who had mastered the “art of living” on a higher plane – and therefore – these so-called “failures” were enjoying a better “quality of life” than the so-called “successful” officers.

Yes – sometimes so-called “failures” enjoy a better “quality of life” than their successful counterparts...

This is because sometimes – so-called “failures” have a higher “plane of living” than so-called “successful” people...


PLANE OF LIVING

What is “plane of living”...?

How do enhance your “plane of living”?

How do you live on a “higher plane”?

Think about it  close your eyes  reflect  figure it out for yourself.

Sure  I will discuss this soon in my blog  but I am sure you have got the drift and will enhance your “plane of living.

Meanwhile remember the QUALITY OF LIFE formula:

QUALITY OF LIFE = STANDARD OF LIVING + PLANE OF LIVING

May you enjoy the best Quality of Life and a High Plane of Living.

VIKRAM KARVE
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