Life is a series of manifestations of impermanence

Life is a series of manifestations of impermanence

Life is a series of manifestations of impermanence. Life is ruled by constant change in which nothing is permanent. The human person focuses on purposes where in destinies are limitlessly persevered to be attained. These purposes enable the human person to grow in life and fulfill authenticity in freedom, love and death. To nurture life is to nurture the human person. To nurture is to value the very essence of one’s self and that of every human person as well. Respecting life is to respect what it brings upon us for this will aid us in self realization. Everything has a purpose and has its own time. Upon realization of this actuality, we attain fulfillment. As a human person, this fulfillment can be accomplished if we are to relate with others and to ourselves as well. “A butterfly’s lesson” is a short piece that depicts life, purpose and time that we are to associate with love, freedom and death. It emphasizes that man like the butterfly must undergo a process in order to morph into its full potentials. Since freedom, love and death are interconnected lifetime processes, we shall view it like that of the life cycle of a butterfly. Freedom is erroneously perceived as man’s capacity to do what he wants or to object or deny something. It is also viewed, according to B.F. Skinners, as a way of making decisions not influenced by others opinion. On the other hand, Abraham Maslow considered freedom as choices based upon experience or concentrated on man’s freedom to choose. Jean-Paul Sartre contributed that “life is a continual series of choices” which is a representation of who we are as a person. However, Gabriel Marcel’s view of freedom gave two cases of freedom: freedom as having and freedom as being. He surmised that freedom as having is a limited case of the body where in freedom is viewed as a possession or a thing and is quantifiable. Conversely, he then inferred that freedom as being is only spoken in a dimen…


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