chapter  9
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Throughout the Life

How does life treat each individual? One may respond to the question with a partial answer based on what one feels at the present or what one has experienced through one’s life course so far. Typical answers vary: “life is fair” if one sees people receive rewards or face punishments as they deserve in terms of law or religion; “life is tricky” when one does not necessarily harvest what one expects out of one’s commonsense wishes and everyday eff orts; and “life is good” where one achieves measurable success in both material and nonmaterial dimensions.