Lifestyle

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Lifestyle is the way of life of person, group, or culture.[1] The term "lifestyle" was used for first time by Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler (1870-1937).[2]

Individual identity[change | change source]

A lifestyle is a way of living or doing things. Lifestyle is doing things, living your life and making decisions in your own unique way. Lifestyle can be political, social, economical and personal way of seeing, doing and understanding things. Not all parts of a lifestyle are our decisions. Surrounding social and technical systems, like economical situation and people around us, can limit the lifestyle choices available to the individual.[3][4]

Examples[change | change source]

  • Diets such as veganism, vegetarianism, freeganism, or raw foodism
  • Alternative child-rearing, such as homeschooling
  • Subcultures such as hippies
  • Sexual lifestyles, such as homosexual or gay lifestyles.[3] Gallup polls in the United States found that the number of Americans supporting homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle increased drastically between the 1980’s and 2000’s.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Definition of LIFESTYLE". www.merriam-webster.com.
  2. "lifestyle - Search Online Etymology Dictionary". www.etymonline.com.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ryan, Maureen E. (2018-02-01). Lifestyle Media in American Culture: Gender, Class, and the Politics of Ordinariness. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-315-46495-4.
  4. "Italyan Style: Puro Stile Italiano". Italyan Style.
  5. Gallup, Alec; Gallup, Alec M.; Newport, Frank (2006-08-30). The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2005. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-7425-5258-6.