Four Purposes of Life

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“If man were wise, he would gauge the true worth of anything by its usefulness and appropriateness to his life.”
Michael de Montaigne

The wise person would first seek some clarity as to what their life and its purposes were and then they would have to determine what was useful to those purposes. Hindu philosophy defined four purposes which for the sake of brevity we can name as survival, pleasure, duty and transcendence. See http://swamij.com/purusharthas.htm

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