Building a society that optimizes for health and longevity and peacefulness is a complex task that requires a multi-faceted approach. We need to:

  1. Invest in healthcare and education and defund other initiatives: Investing in healthcare and education is crucial for improving the health and well-being of citizens in society. Providing access to quality healthcare services and education can help prevent diseases, promote healthy lifestyle habits, and increase life expectancy. It has a snowball effect.
  2. Promote healthy lifestyle habits: Encouraging healthy lifestyle habits, such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and stress reduction techniques, can improve overall health and well-being and increase longevity. Providing numerous zen gardens and nature places.
  3. Reduce inequality: Addressing social and economic inequality can help reduce stress and improve overall health outcomes. Policies that promote fair wages, affordable housing, and access to healthcare can help reduce inequality and improve health outcomes for everyone in society.
  4. Invest in positive community building: Creating strong, supportive communities can help reduce stress and improve overall health outcomes. Investing in community centers, public spaces with trees and nature, and other resources that promote social connection can help foster a sense of belonging and support in society.
  5. Prioritize peace!: Promoting peaceful society and reducing non-stop military funding can help reduce stress and improve overall health outcomes in citizens. Even hearing the words, “national security” can cause an increase in cortisol secreted into the bloodstream. Societies should never leave in constant fear of the “other.”. Investing in programs that promote peace, collaboration and longevity for all, (not just one group)  can help create a more peaceful society.

Overall, building a society that optimizes for health, longevity and peacefulness requires a combination of policies and investments that promote physical, mental, and social well-being. By prioritizing these areas, we can create a society that is healthier, happier, and more peaceful. This is my dream.


—August Ritchie