Way of Life by Means of the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy
The purposes of this research were twofold: to study the condition of living one’s life and the quality of local people’s life based on the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy, and to study the correlation between the condition of living one’s life and the quality of people’s life in Bangnanglee Sub-district Administrative Organization, Amphawa District, Samutsongkham Province. Mixed research methodology was employed. Questionnaire was used to collect data from 371 samples of villagers in all villages in the Sub-district. Eight headmen of the sub-district were interviewed for in-depth analysis. It was revealed that the correlation between the condition of living one’s life based on the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy in terms of both knowledge and morals and the quality of people’s life in terms of being logical and gaining good immunity, but not in terms of being sufficient due to the differences of sufficiency level among different families based on income. It was recommended that household account should be promoted so that self-awareness of family sufficiency level will be recognized.
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