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The philosophy of focusing on the action rather than the fruits of action encourages us to find meaning and fulfilment in the process itself, rather than being solely driven by the end results. Elaborate.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

6. The philosophy of focusing on the action rather than the fruits of action encourages us to find meaning and fulfilment in the process itself, rather than being solely driven by the end results. Elaborate. (150 Words)

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2024 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of focussing on the intent and not on the outcome.

Directive word: 

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving context regarding the difference between intent and action.

Body:

Mention as to what happens when the outcome of the action more emphasised rather than the intent of the action. One tends to lose their path to have favourable outcomes rather than sticking to original intent. Cite examples to elaborate.

Conclusion:

Give a concise summation of your views to conclude the answer.