The following was written, and edited down, piecemeal, so it may be a little rough at the edges.
“Quality of life” has become a euphemism for a false paradigm. I suspect it became a “thing” in parallel with the growth of decadence and hyper-wealth Americans reveled in post-WWII.
In other words, the concern for “quality of life” is a symptom of grotesque, out-of-control selfishness and narcissism.
Snowflakes and Social Justice Warriors are the result of this. They are victims of the excessive materialism and socially ingrained exaltation of narcissism that has infected The West for the past 70 + years.
They actually believe that personal comfort and well being is a metric with which to assess life.
I’ve argued with others before that conditions in the “third world” are just fine. It’s in the industrialized nations that there is a problem with lifestyles as is evidenced by the fact that the “First World” is currently, and rapidly, dying.
The modern technologically advanced world is Mordor.
Back to “quality of life”,
Moments are fleeting. 'Now' doesn’t exist because the clock is always moving.
You’re body IS going to decay. You will die. Either tragically young or due to the physical rot of age. We are all ‘dead men walking’.
You are here briefly. Life is short. And even 90 year olds will talk about how fast it all went by.
Moments are fleeting and yet, in a way, all you’ve got are moments in regards to your own personal experience -if that is to be your metric.
In other words, as you are dying you are not going to be thinking about all of those high quality moments that are just bits of images of memories in your mind.
When you are in physical agony or grief you are not thinking, “I’m in hell now but the summer of 97 was awesome.”
Memories of personal life moments do not accumulate to a thing of value. They do not accumulate at all.
Physical safety and physical comfort are luxuries that are fleeting. You neither deserve them nor can you ever sustain them.
In fact physical safety and physical comfort tend to be harmful in the long run, when there is an attempt to sustain them, because they engender a sense of false entitlement and false permanence -which leads to false safety and false comfort.
Not only does it foster the notion that nothing bad should (or can) happen to you, but it also removes the impetus of true self-sacrifice -as opposed to self-aggrandizing “charity”.
Bad things WILL happen to you. And bad things SHOULD sometimes happen to you. Old timers used to call that consequences.
True self-sacrifice is living a mundane life of hard labor to support your family. False self-aggrandizing, self-sacrifice is abstaining from a trip to Maui in honor of earth day or wearing a ribbon to support some cause.
Human beings do not self-sacrifice for “quality of life”. Soldiers don’t throw themselves onto grenades because their house has central air.
People will, however, lie, cheat, steal and kill for “quality of life”.
It’s more than a little possible that wealth-redistribution and never-ending aid to minorities and the third world, in an effort to “lift them up”, is merely an attempt to validate a destructive and perverted lifestyle by getting others to participate in it too.
There is something intrinsically sick about the very concept of “quality of life”.