The quest for meaning is a philosophical search. A search within ourselves. Meaning is purpose, an answer to why we exist and why ‘stuff’ happens and does not stop happening. We could say that the meaning of life is the interpretation or explanation of life. Deep huh. I like to think that the meaning of life is the learning of lessons that can bring us to more happiness. When we understand that deep meaning, life seems better
An ancient Sage apparently said that all that happens to us can only have one of two meanings. One is that what happens shows us what it means to experience happiness, we flourish. The other meaning of an event is that it shows us what we need to learn in order to experience happiness. So the dual meaning of all things in life, according to the Sage, is either a demonstration of happiness or is showing us a path to more happiness
Meaning is an explanation of what it is with a why or what it is used for aspect. The meaning is a definition or more, an interpretation. The meaning of a clue found in an investigation might have many possible interpretations. Thus, meaning is not a closed or fixed or rigid thing. Meaning can change with context. ‘He was first’ might mean he did not wait and abandoned the others or that he won the race
One can give a meaning look, or one can give a look meaning. Whoa such a reversible word we have here. A meaning look is the kind Mom used to give when I was slurping my soup while we had company for dinner. It meant that I ought not do that. To give meaning is to interpret or give foundation/source what is behind that which has been expressed. To give meaning is to make sense of something
I have been meaning to live a more meaningful life but am not sure what that means. I mean, like, what is the meaning of these thoughts?!! Are they mean thoughts? Some tell us that mean experiences can show us some of the meaning of life. Sheesh, that idea seems mean. Or maybe it is the ability to discern meaning comes from experiencing the meaning of what it is to be mean. I don’t know what I mean?????