My definition of health was that your body is both physically and mentally in good condition and free of any complications or symptoms. My definition of illness was any issue with your health either physically or mentally. The criteria I thought about was that there are relatively obvious issues or symptoms which help identify illness. Also that lack of these symptoms indicated health. I also focused on the fact that they are both body and mind. There are obviously a lot of different places that these criteria come from. A big one is school because what I think we’re just expected to believe everything we’re taught and assume it’s fact. Family is also a big one because you also grow up trusting your family and believing that everything they say is also correct. Personal experience is also very important because, for example, some people may not think that depression is a real illness and that it is all in your head until they personally experience having it or someone in their life having to deal with it. Lastly, I think that society/the internet/the media plays a big part because they may even subconsciously lead you to believe the illnesses they focus on are the only important ones. Or, for example, companies and the media often focus on people’s insecurities or lead them to believe they have something wrong with them in order to sell a product. The reason I chose old age for my title was that I had trouble identifying whether or not it was an illness. It kind of fit into my definition of illness in that your mind and body may be less than perfect and showing symptoms of medical complications. I would not, however, consider it an illness though because old age does not necessarily always come with health issues. A second condition on the list was anxiety. I considered anxiety an illness because it affects your mental health and in some cases your physical health. People with anxiety also show symptoms which also makes it easy to identify it as an illness.