Meaning


This word might just be harder to understand than completing the New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle. I woke up this morning with this sense that I wanted my life to have meaning. I wanted my family and friends to know they have meaning. But what does that mean. Do you see my dilemma?

My mother says she feels hot and I need to figure out what she means. Words have different meanings so we need to figure out in which context those words are used.

I started out thinking about how I wanted to live my life out in a meaningful way. When I looked up the definition of meaning the definitions wandered in and out of nuance. It can be related to intent, purpose or significance, other words to explore.

In this time of trouble many will be unable to provide for their families. Does this diminish their meaning in this world?

The greatest philosophers in this world have wrestled with the concept of meaning. If I had to boil it down to one idea it is this, in order for anyone’s life to have meaning they need at least one other person. That is the start of a life that has meaning.


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