The Whole Person

Whole Persons are engaged in a lifetime quest to achieve balance and congruity in all aspects of their lives and continually seek to develop their full human potential.

Family–Whole Persons spend meaningful time with their spouses, children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and members of their extended families, and strive to make sharing, love, mutual respect and openness the cornerstones of these relationships.

Health–Whole Persons maintain a sound mind and body through study, diet, exercise and lifestyle habits conducive to physical and mental well being.

Education–Whole Persons seek knowledge and new skills for the enrichment and enhanced effectiveness it brings to life and are enthusiastic about continuing the learning process throughout life.

Career–Whole Persons, guided by a code of ethics, work to become more productive, pursue knowledge and skills throughout their careers, and participate in and contribute to industry and professional organizations.

Service–Whole Persons contribute time, energy, and leadership, as well as financial resources, to community and human service organizations, educational institutions, government, civic and charitable organizations, and other worthwhile endeavors, voluntarily and without expectation of personal gain.

Financial–Whole Persons know how to live within their income, to enjoy and share the fruits of their labor, and to plan and implement programs for the creation, accumulation and preservation of capital consistent with the stages of their lives.

Spiritual–Whole Persons live principled lives according to their faiths and strive to grow in their spiritual development.


Reproduced from National Underwriter Life & Health/Financial Services Edition, December 2, 2002. Copyright 2002 by The National Underwriter Company in the serial publication. All rights reserved.Copyright in this article as an independent work may be held by the author.