In an interesting article published Wednesday in Psychology Today, Russ Gerber looks at the healthiest people on earth – according to a study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – and asks, “What is their secret?”
Gerber spoke with some acquaintances while on a business trip to this healthiest country and gleaned some insights. Here are few excerpts:
- They strived to be kind and forgiving, calm and patient.
- The consensus was that good health is normal, not exceptional, so what’s the big deal? It may be this: that by contrast the rest of us struggle to think of health as normal.
- Some of [Gerber’s] acquaintances [there] brought up the point that spiritual pursuits were a normal part of their otherwise busy lives, and shouldn’t be marginalized as a contributing factor.