From Life Expectancy to the Meaning of the Life: A New Conception

Document Type: Short Communication

Author

Ph.D., Diagnostic Laboratory Sciences and Technology Research Center, School of Paramedical Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract

A criterion for measuring the level of human health in societies is life expectancy. However, this quantitative index seems to be a way to theoretical and practical mysticism. The paradoxical thinking of death and happiness, the hope of living while thinking of a certain death in theology has a long history. The index of life expectancy is empirical, quantitative and logical and gives meaning to life. A person comes from submission, obedience and acceptance and is promoted to the level of passion and happiness.

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