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Human Life: A Philosophical, Anthropological, and Theological Perspective

Human life experiences numerous features and important events that are required for the kernel of human survival, including birth, growth, emotions, desires, conflicts, and death. In these phases, an individual deals with various abstract and feasible things, e.g. love, marriage, giving birth to children, eating and drinking, working, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason, and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and so on.

The preaching of love and the practice of the love of an individual’s life is not synonymous; rather it is a painful experience while humans consider the word “love” as an ambiguous matter, which can be found in the text but not in real life.

Therefore, people should spread the love by which humans will live in a peaceful society, as nowadays, hatred has become the central point of society. We should stop speaking of the evil in one person. But without evil, we cannot measure or value any good things.

Next, we will talk about how sharing fun and delight in small things with our friends is more important than burdening or seeking them out in times of need. Conversations with friends should be funny or profound.

Sometimes pain becomes useful to us. Because some pain can arise as a result of attempting to produce a one-of-a-kind work of art, this is why we don’t want to get rid of all our pains all the time. It is to be noted that the experience of pain is a product of goodness.

We can only be free when our desire for freedom becomes a shackle to us and we stop talking about freedom as a goal and a fulfilment. Sometimes, we have to take responsibility for someone else’s crime because we all have the power to do wrong. This is an idea I used to battle with a lot, but I haven’t given it much attention recently because my life hasn’t required it. On the contrary, we are not all free from all the activities of wrong-doers.

Nowadays, we don’t want any extracurricular activities; we just find our comfort place. Likewise, we don’t go to bookstores to look for books or music, and we don’t wait in lines to see movies either. We haven’t dated in a long time. On Instagram or Tinder, everyone is attempting to slide into those DMs. We’ve become so accustomed to our comfort that despair and solitude have set in.

One human life brings another human life through him. However, one cannot read his child’s mind, even in his dream. Parents just hold children’s bodies but not their spirits because they have their thoughts.

The rudder and sails of one’s seafaring soul are one’s reason and desire. If one’s sails or rudder are broken, he has little choice but to toss and drift or be stranded in the middle of the sea. As reason alone is a restricting power, while emotion left unmanaged is a flame that burns to its demise, let reason guide your passion with reason so that it might live through its daily resurrection.

Our hearts know the dark and bright sides of our lives. Our ears, on the other hand, yearn for the sound of your heart’s wisdom. However, we’d be able to express what we’ve always known in our heads.

God doesn’t pay attention to our words until He speaks them Himself via our mouth. Those who listen to humanity or follow in the footsteps of divinity will not be affected by ridicule, for they will live forever.

At last, comes the crucial truth of human life: that which is “death”. Working activities such as we all remember our national martyrs who sacrificed their lives for our country’s independence can lead to immortality in human life.

This is the way human life has been seen by philosophical thinkers. We must all understand the underlying meaning of our lives to be “Ashraful Makhlukat.”


N.B. It is to be noted that the idea has been developed based on a book, Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, Publisher: Clydesdale (January 8, 2019).


  • Badawi, M. M., (1997), Modern Arabic Literature, Cambridge University Press, New York