The Sources of Meaning
The meaning of life is not general or abstract. It has three possible sources. It is specific to you... in this moment.
Life as a Quest for Meaning
According to Frankl, life is a quest for meaning.
Life as a Quest for Power
Is life simply an accumulation of power, driven by an innate sense of inferiority in an overwhelmingly vast universe?
Life as a Quest for Pleasure
We seek pleasure and avoid pain, while delaying instant gratification to avoid the consequences of unsuitable behavior.
Explanationism delights in assigning meaning to everything — to explaining inner workings and intention. It also has a dark side that hinders action. Favor action over explanation.
Where Real Solutions Lie
When life gets scary and difficult, we tend to look for solutions in places where it is easy or at least familiar to do so, and not in the dark, uncomfortable places where real solutions might lie.
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