Beauty is a combination of qualities that delight the senses. It is an inborn instinct in human beings to appreciate beauty. Man has developed an eye for beauty right from the Stone Age. Artistic creations are man’s attempt to depict the joy created by beauty. Man cherishes the beautiful moments and things in life. The imagination helps to revive and relive the happy moments spent in the company of beautiful things. Beauty abounds in nature. Poets and painters seek inspiration from beauty.
The creations of sculptors, architects and musicians are appreciated by all. Spiritual beauty is something nobler and higher than physical beauty. The beautiful aspects of nature uplift the sprit of a pessimist. Beauty links man with eternity. A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Value of life The value of life (or price of life) is an economic value assigned to life in general, or to specific living organisms. In social and political sciences, it is the marginal cost of death prevention in a certain class of circumstances.
As such, it is a statistical term, the cost of reducing the (average) number of deaths by one. It is an important issue in a wide range of disciplines including economics, health care, adoption, political economy, insurance, worker safety, environmental impact assessment, and globalization. Discussions about the value of life would be more-or-less limited to university philosophy departments and religious groups if it were not for the fact that this value must be calculated in an exact quantitative way by practitioners in these disciplines.
Some people feel that putting an economic price tag on life is inhumane, because every life is “priceless”. However, with a limited supply of resources or infrastructural capital (e. g. ambulances), or skill at hand, it is impossible to save every life, so some trade-off must be made. Also, this argumentation neglects the statistical context of the term. It is not commonly attached to lives of individuals or used to compare the value of one person’s life relative to another person’s. It is mainly used in circumstances of saving lives as opposed to taking or “producing” lives.