The Meaning Of Life Is . . . ?
It’s been 4 months since I’ve written a blog post but I came across something this morning that inspired me to put pen to paper and I’m really curious as to what your views are.
In his book “Yes, Yes, Hell No”, Brian Whetten writes:
“The meaning of life is growth, contribution, connection, and creativity”.
I’m intrigued by how sure he seems of that, which got me curious as to what you all think.
Is it a question you’ve pondered and, if so, what conclusions have you come to?
It’s something I contemplated more in my youth than now. It used to feel really important to me then. So much so that when a friend of mine innocently asked “what if there is no meaning?” I became deeply distressed. It was something I was simply unable to contemplate – a meaningless life!
Eventually I made my peace with the question and nowadays I’m happy with both the idea that there is no meaning and with the idea that there is but I don’t know what it is and may never know.
My answer to the question of “what is the meaning of life?” I settled on sometime ago. It is that we create own meaning. We make it up. Life means whatever we decide it means. So, when I read Brian’s statement my curiosity was aroused.
What do you think? Have you any answers? Is it a waste of time to even ask the question?
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I’m eagerly awaiting your responses!