The way a person lives his life with his or her tastes and preferences reflecting on others views can be termed as lifestyle. The lifestyle of a person reflects in his tastes and preferences in many things he does that include, clothing, hair style, makeup, and such other. In addition to these tangible elements, the term lifestyle can also denote some intangible characteristics also, such as, interests, opinions, behaviours, and behavioural orientations of an individual, group, or culture.
Typically, the lifestyle of a person reflects his or her attitudes, way of life, values or worldview. Hence, the lifestyle of a person reflects heavily on the group that he or she belongs to, and all the persons of such a group carry similar tastes and preferences, and behavioural attitudes, that are alike. In order to explain a group of persons carrying similar lifestyle, we can look at a group called as ‘green lifestyle’. All the persons in this group carry one similar ideology and that is the habit of depending on environmentally friendly objects.
Another important classification in terms of lifestyle is whether a person is living a healthy lifestyle or an unhealthy lifestyle. One can easily understand that a person with healthy lifestyle will carry everything good for his or health and see to it that he or she is not catching any diseases. Whereas, on the other hand, a person with unhealthy lifestyle does not give any importance to his or her health and carry all bad habits that cause ill health to him or her.
Since there are so many communities, castes and creed present among the humans that segregate them into different parts, lifestyle has also played a vital role in such segregation among the humans. People belonging to different communities from all parts of the world followed different lifestyles that reflect their nature of tastes and preferences. Based on this lifestyle, we can easily categorise a section of people to their social community and position them in the social categorisation accordingly.
Thoughts as Lifestyle
Another such important classification is the style of the thoughts of the people. It is based on these types of thoughts that the people have been classified in the course of history of the human beings into different doctrines and philosophies. Now, in the current world we can see people dividing themselves into various sects depending on the styles of thoughts such as communism, socialism, philosophy, democracy and such other.
Changes in Lifestyle
One important aspect is the evolution of lifestyle as with the evolution of mankind since the inception of human being on this earth. We can so clearly observe the changes in the lifestyles of human beings since the very birth of the first human being on this earth, and all through the life science of the humans. The changes in the lifestyle of the mankind cannot only be observed in the way of their life, but in their food eating habits, dressing habits, living habits and such other.