Forms of Life and Ways of Living

In this chapter, I first propose to discuss the nature of love for life and its limits. The term life will be used in its extended sense, comprising both individual life and collective life. Second, I will say a few things about how the different phases of life are differently oriented. Biological facts strongly suggest that, generally, in the early part of their lives, humans are found to be at their creative best. Third, I would briefly discuss the place of both values and disvalues in human life. Fourth, I will argue to show that human life is found to be lived amidst the contrary pulls or motive forces of creativity and destruction. Life is full of ups and downs with occasional valleys in it. Its graph is ...

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