What is quality of life?
Quality of life (QOL) is a broad multidimensional concept that usually includes subjective evaluations of both positive and negative aspects of life.2 What makes it challenging to measure is that, although the term “quality of life” has meaning for nearly everyone and every academic discipline, individuals and groups can define it differently. Although health is one of the important domains of overall quality of life, there are other domains as well—for instance, jobs, housing, schools, the neighborhood. Aspects of culture, values, and spirituality are also key aspects of overall quality of life that add to the complexity of its measurement. Nevertheless, researchers have developed useful techniques that have helped to conceptualize and measure these multiple domains and how they to each other. CDC.
Also would include sense of security, social interaction, and a general sense of well being.
No individual’s opinion should be discounted or eliminated from the conversation based on their demographics. Our objective must be to improve the quality of life for every member of our society, not to be determined by their social or economic status.