Is lifeless life worth living?

Often, we feel good doing ‘purposeless’ things. Many a times we feel bored, in spite of doing ‘purposeful’ things. The irony of life is that phrases such as “Just enough has its own pleasures” , “To link is beautiful, to delink is sublime” are easy to say but difficult to follow.

We have diverse purposes to live for. For some, ‘no-purpose’ is the purpose.

Purpose increases complexity. As a result of purpose our capacity to know and gauge evolves. We become better decision makers. We become more self-aware. We become cooperative as well as competitive. We develop the sense of novelty. We learn the art of exploiting others and at the same time learn the ways to avoid being exploited by others. We learn the ways of predators, parasites and pathogens.

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© 2017 by Dr Purnendu Ghosh