Is life for living? Is life for existing? Who lives? Who exists? What is life meant for? What are the different stages in life? Which is the best stage in one’s life? How can one lead a happy life? What are the qualities of a happy life?
Four stages can be compared to four seasons. First stage is Spring-Birth, Infancy and Childhood- Youth Second stage is Summer- Growth and Maturity- Adulthood Third stage is Autumn- Experience and Reflection- Manhood Fourth stage is Winter- Renunciation- Old age
This is the stage of innocence and happiness. The first steps into the world of life. The initiation into the wonders and mysteries of life and living. ‘Scholastic education is a tiresome necessity.
A time of hope and expectations. Settling down in life- marriage and taking the first steps to raise a family and strengthen the home. The agony and ecstasy of rearing the kids, catering to their needs and providing a platform for growth.
The stream of life is passing by. You have experienced the ups and downs of life. A sense of maturity has dawned upon you. You are becoming tuned to accept the vagaries of life. You are prepared to face the challenges of life
The silvers…. You have withdrawn yourself from professional duties. Time to indulge in your passions. Freedom to pursue your interests. A sense of satisfaction coupled with surrender.