“The real problem of life is not its misery but its meaninglessness.” – Colin Wilson
We toil away because…well, why? What is the meaning of life? Apart from a platitude here or there, most of us have no real grasp on the meaning of our lives. Yet the answer to that question is vitally important. We must know it or numb ourselves (with too much work, politics, gossip, food, drink, drugs, distractions) to the pain of not knowing it.
When we try to answer this age-old question, we usually make two mistakes. First we look in the wrong places for the answer. We look to each other, to our families, to our bosses, to Nature, to pop culture, and to traditions. We read the books, attend the seminars, and ask Siri. But the answer is not outside ourselves. It’s inside.
The other mistake? Thinking that there is a single right answer. You see, “What is the meaning of life?” is a trick question. The meaning of your life is what you choose it to mean.
In your corner,
PS: So what do you choose?