HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: If you want to be happy, is length, or quality of life more important? [September 11, 2018]

HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: If you want to be happy, is length, or quality of life more important? [September 11, 2018]

1. People scowl more than they smile and often feel stressed out, rather than cheerful and relaxed./They are described as angry/frustrated, not happy, and stressed out and exhausted, not cheerful and relaxed.

2. (i) steadily
(ii) trailing behind
(iii) grim-faced

3. Hongkongers complain a lot but it does not have a negative effect on how long they live (1 mark), which is opposite to the belief that being positive/having a positive outlook is part of being healthy/physical wellness/living longer. (1 mark)

4. (i) prevalent
(ii) integral
(iii) purposeful

5. C

6. The amount of walking people do every day without realising it; and how close most people are/the proximity to health care services/hospitals (1 mark).

7. (i)
(ii) NG
(iii) F

8. Just because people are living longer, doesn't mean they are happier/living better. 

9. As science/medicine evolves, living a longer life is easier but this does not mean that we will live a happy life. 

10. We should decide whether quality of life is more important than how long we live, so we don't we value We shouldn’t regret not working hard enough, not spending enough time exercising, being with loved ones or travelling around the world. 

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