Taking pleasure in one's own thoughts and experiencing joy at common activities are the major themes of this volume. The biologist Gerald Huether makes it clear that every living system can only develop to its greatest possible potential by participating in a coevolutionary process together with other forms of life. Put more succinctly: Together we can do more than we can alone, and together we can regain what makes us living creatures: creativity, the courage to be ourselves, and the ability to find a personal answer to the question of the meaning of life.Gerald Huether infuses the concept of the personal development of potential in individualized societies with new and exciting highlights. This capability does not arise from the demands made on us by our economic system, nor is it based on ethical considerations and moral imperatives. It is much simpler: It lies in our very nature as humans.