Educated people are health conscious and live longer than their counterparts because they engage in healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and going for medical check ups. By investing in education, one will also be investing in their health. Education serves to create room for technological advancements in the field of medicine and agriculture. Advanced technology used for conducting surgery has replaced traditional methods. This has seen an improvement in people’s general health and an increased life expectancy. Most developing countries have a low life expectancy compared to developed countries. This can be attributed to high illiteracy levels present in developing countries. This translates to poor health and poor eating habits.
According to the position of leftish thinkers, this principle presupposes the government’s intrusion into people’s life – if there is no such intrusion, the equality isn’t supported. In their opinion, this concept means that every person should have equal possibility irrespective of all the other aspects of his and others’ lives. He may come from any kind of family, receive any education, but still be eligible for the same things that a person who came from a completely different background and was brought up in a completely different way is.