Invisible well-being

A country has visible and invisible measures of development.

Visible measures include wealth, GDP, the state of its roads, public transport systems and the size of its industries. Invisible measures include the ease of doing business, digital literacy, cultural heritage, its people’s sense of self-worth and their the resilience.

Increasingly, the invisible factors of development are gaining precedence over the visible ones.

As persons, we also have visible and invisible measures of well-being.

Visible well-being manifests in the size of your house, your physical stature, your designation and your position in the pecking order. Invisible measures of well-being include your physical and mental health, the strength of your relationships, your measure of self-worth and life satisfaction.

Invisible measures of well-being have always been more important than the visible ones.

It’s easy to get distracted by the tangible, the visible and the perceptible, especially when the invisible is more valuable. May you be well in invisible ways.

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