I had a looked at ‘the numbers’ showing 'quality of life (in Thailand) collected and presented by a crowd-sourced Serbian website https://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/country_result.jsp?country=Thailand .
The numbers (and so the assessment) by themselves are not to be taken as accurate, because any user registered with numbeo.com can post and/or edit any numbers (statistics) by her/his own perception - no peer review, and no regulatory control of the user supplied data. The categories of indices for ‘quality of life’ are however useful for assessing ‘election promises and candidates’.
To put this in another way, we can vote by comparing our perception of ‘quality of life’ with candidates' or candidate's parties' policies. Instead of voting by campaigns or emotional issues or promises or the spur of the moment – that is haphazardly or randomly -- . We can stop and think before we commit ourselves to many years of elected members (good, bad, so-so) however they may be. Quality of life is suggested as the basis for voting because we all want good quality of life ;-)
What are the indices of Quality of Life?
We all want good quality of life for ourselves and our children. Good quality of life brings about happiness and satisfaction of living. Good politicians work for good quality of life of the people (not just for themselves). If they campaign for election on quality of life issues, we have a hope that they are thinking about ‘people’ and not just lying about it. We can ask questions on what measures to improve quality of life they (the candidates) have planned to do (when such plans start, produce what results and how much they cost). We can asses their answer and vote accordingly. Right?
What if none of the candidates cover ‘all’ or ‘part’ or ‘any’ of the quality of life? By posting this I hope to push the issue of quality of life to its full extent among the candidates and all the electors. When we have full awareness of quality of life issues, we have a complete political basis for our life.
Parts are not whole. Parts of cars won't run. Parts of planes won't fly. Only ‘whole’ will do!
Well, this is a theory. It is a food for thought on Sunday. You and I know most people won't bother to vote for quality of life. But many will vote for money and lies.