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The Greatest Wealth Is Health - Virgil

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Siti Hajar

on 2 February 2015

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Transcript of The Greatest Wealth Is Health - Virgil

To find out which is more important, wealth or health?
Major Question
Virgil, full name; Publius Vergilius Maro (born October 15, 70 bc, Andes, near Mantua [Italy] — died September 21, 19 bc, Brundisium) is a Roman poet.

Best known for 3 major works of latin literature, the Eclogues, Georgics and epic Aeneid.

He is regarded as greatest poet. His fame rests chiefly upon the Aeneid, which tells the story of Rome’s legendary founder and proclaims the Roman mission to civilize the world under divine guidance.

His reputation as a poet endures not only for the music and diction of his verse and for his skill in constructing an intricate work on the grand scale but also because he embodied in his poetry aspects of experience and behavior of permanent significance.
Who is Virgil?
Purpose of Analysis
How far do we agree that "the greatest wealth is health"?
Who is Virgil?
What is wealth?
Why is wealth important?
What is health?
Why is health important?
What is the link between health and wealth?
How does wealth and health link to sports coaching?
"Virgil seems to have suffered bad health throughout his life and in some ways lived the life of an invalid."

– assuming that this is the reason why he came up with the quote
Assumption Made
He is credible because he is best known for 3 major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues, Georgics and epic Aeneid.
He is regarded as greatest poet.

And, assuming this was based on his own experience. (hasty generalization)

What is Wealth?
1. a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches: the wealth of a city.

2. an abundance or profusion of anything; plentiful amount: a wealth of imagery.

3. Economics. all things that have a monetary or exchange value. anything that has utility and is capable of being appropriated or exchanged.

4. rich or valuable contents or produce: the wealth of the soil.

5. the state of being rich; prosperity; affluence: persons of
wealth and standing.

6. Obsolete, happiness.
Ref. Dictionary
Types Of Wealth
Our Focus
There are different social class/level of income for the people. Different level of income people have different definition of wealth.

Wealth is
something that
possess that
others could
not have.
Monetary Wealth
Wealth of Knowledge/Information
Monetary Wealth
Wealth Of Knowledge
Something that makes a family, individual or group better off; Value of the accumulated tangible cash in an entity; Total of all assets that can generate income or could generate future income.
Level Of Income/Social Class
Lower Income/Lower Class
people who earns low wages
– between $1,500 to $3,000)

job: hawker, cleaner etc.
Middle Income/Middle Class
people earning average salaries
– between $7,000 to $14,000)

job: bank executive
High Income/Upper Class
people earning large salaries
– between $22,000 to $40,000

job: member of parliament, lawyer
Sports Coaching
Different Level Of Income/Social Class in a way determine the kind of sports we play and the equipment we have access to .....
Importance of Wealth
What is Health?
1. the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health.

2. soundness of body or mind; freedom from disease or ailment: to have one's health; to lose one's health.

3. a polite or complimentary wish for a person's
health, happiness, etc., especially as a toast: We
drank a health to our guest of honor.

4. vigor; vitality: economic health.

Ref. Dictionary
Our Focus
"The state of being free from illness or injury."

"A person's mental or physical condition."

Types Of Health
Mental Health
Physical Health
Physical health can be defined as an essential part of overall health of an individual, which includes everything from physical fitness to overall well-being.

A person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being;
Mental Retardation
Down Syndrome

The words "health" or "healthy" can also be used in non-medical contexts.

(e.g) "The e-bike provides an efficient alternative for healthy transport."
Importance of Health
Sports Coaching
Health is important
Promote healthy lifestyle

What Comes First - Wealth Or Health
Wealth Secures Health
Other Relevant/Similar Quotes
Supports with a similar stand
"Staying healthy is the ticket to saving on healthcare costs"
"84% said being physically healthy is good for their financial future and 76% said if they spend time and money on their health now they will avoid major health costs later in life."
William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
A.J. Materi
"The first wealth is health"
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver"
"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost"
"So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health"
Richard Baker
"To get rich, never risk your health. For it is truth that health is the wealth of health"

How the importance of wealth helps in Sports Coaching?
The amount of facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject that a person has.
- Level of education (intelligence/smart)
- Level of experience
Standard of living
Quality of life
Quality of living

- Healthy retirement
- "Buy" health


The amount of money people earn monthly. This is dependent on the social class people are in; can be determined by occupation/jobs, status people have.
staying healthy and fit
stay active
better quality of living
Other quotes that has similar meaning and idea to Virgil's quotes. Quotes that are relevant and have an interrelationship between 'wealth' and 'health'.
Various multimedia that are relevant to Virgil's quotes and have links between 'wealth' and 'health'
The Health-Wealth Connection
Artefacts which supports the importance of wealth
Artefacts which supports relevance to Sports Coaching
How the importance of health helps in Sports Coaching?
Artefacts which supports the importance of health
Artefacts which supports relevance to Sports Coaching
Relevance of other similar quotes that supports Virgil's quote
Team 3
Hajar, Khairy & William
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