Every doctrine of ancient India, carved out by the ancient saints, is based on scientific and rational reasoning. However, to put them to use they needed to be socially embedded. Hence methods like, the Ashram system, were included in the Vedic society. The average life of an Indian was considered to be years.
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Grih means "home, family, house",  while Asth means "devoted to, occupied with, being in". In ancient texts, Grihastha stage of life is said to extend from the age of about 25 to about They would build a home, raise a family, earn wealth, enjoy worldly life and participate in the society through virtues such as charity.
However they hold Grihastha ashram as the highest because, explains verse III. The shared duties of four ashramas are - tenderness for all living creatures ahimsa , self-restraints , and others. All three stages are recommended as path to Brahman inner Self, Soul. In contrast, later texts  specify four stages of human life. Dharmasutras and Dharmasmritis Grihastha ashram, declares Gautama Dharmasutra in verses 3.
Puranas The Vishnu Purana in Book 3 Chapter IX, states  When the scriptural studies appropriate to the student have been completed, and he has received blessings of his Guru, let him enter into the order of the Grihastha householder.
He should satisfy the soul of his ancestors with funeral cakes; the gods with oblations; guests with hospitality; the sages with holy study; the progenitors of mankind with progeny; the spirits with reverence; and all the world with words of truth.
He should abstain from all vicious acts, should never inflict pain on any creature. It is then only that he can achieve success.
Four Ashramas of Vedic Life - The 4 Stages of Life in Hinduism
Tauzragore This stage focused on education and included the practice of celibacy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Each Ashrama stage places different levels of emphasis on the four proper goals of life, with different stages viewed as steps to the attainment of the ideal in Hindu philosophy, namely Moksha. We are householders and should show hospitality.