Life is uncertain. How long one will survive, none can say.
But, as per a recent survey in US, a group of wealthy people are certain that they will live over 100 years and hence are planning for their old age.
Although there’s no certainty of life. But wealthy people are expected to live more due to some factors.
The reasons associated with it are lifestyle, access to education, nutrition and housing facilities.
There’s a direct connection between wealth and quality of life.
A wealthy person is able to spend more on education, which gives him access to nutritional education and makes him aware of ways to stay healthy.
Access to quality education also increases one’s chances of a better career and therefore more money. It provides one with a chance to live a healthy life by consuming more nutritional food and a balanced diet. Also, the richer class is able to get proper medical care , which isn’t the case with lower class. In fact, most of the times, it is found that people who lack resources do not visit hospitals even if they feel unwell.
“It’s not just an issue of the super-rich in the U.S. Everyone has to understand that the number of years they will have to finance will most likely be larger than those of their parents,” Rohwedder said. “The hardest part for everyone is planning for the uncertainty around these averages of survival.”