Question: There are two types of impact of society on a person.
The first is an indirect, unconscious impact. For example: pollution of the atmosphere, water, genetic experiments that are carried out on animals for food, etc. All of this naturally affects us.
The second is the direct, conscious impact of society: the media, all kinds of economic levers, and social norms.
Do you think human health in most cases depends more on society or does it depend on genetics?
Answer: Health depends on both.
Mostly, no doubt, from genetics. But still, as they say, existence determines consciousness. Therefore, it is imperative to think about what kind of environment we give a person, although in the same environment there are people who tolerate it relatively well and there are those who perish.
Remark: Doctors say that human health depends 10% on health care, 20% on heredity, another 20% on the environment, i.e., from the activities of people. And 50% is determined by a person’s lifestyle. And the way of life is dictated by the media and by the historical period in which a person lives.
That is, in principle, we can say that 80% of health still depends on society.
My Comment: Of course, life expectancy and its quality depend on the relationship between people, on their communication.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 5/14/20