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Finding Meaning

Searching for—and finding—meaning is a deeply human drive. There is a frequent deep desire to believe that all of existence is working together in a purposeful way to some end or according to some design. It is not at all uncommon to find ourselves in a crisis of meaning at some point in our lives, brought on by significant losses or transitions, or by changes in our work and relationships. Though some find great freedom and joy in concluding that life has no meaning at all, many find this perspective to be depressing or terrifying. Different religious and secular worldviews around the world are centered on providing an answer for this search for meaning, and these answers frequently instill a sense of purpose and satisfaction in those that adopt them.

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How to Judge Your Life Using 3 Simple Questions | Brendon Burchard Speech| Goalcast

Earn Your Blessings speech: Brendon Burchard recounts how a tragic heartbreak and a near-death experience led him to discover the 3 most important questions you can ask yourself.

The Meaning of Life

Featuring twenty-five insightful selections by prominent philosophers, literary figures, and religious thinkers, The Meaning of Life: A Reader, Fourth Edition, serves as an ideal core text for courses on the meaning of life and introduction to philosophy courses where the topic is emphasized.

Finding Meaning in the Everyday

Ever wondered how children are amused at some outright bizarre things? It's because they find meaning in things that are completely new to them so what's stopping you from finding meaning in the most mundane, sometimes ridiculous, everyday things?

Finally I saw that everything had come to nothing. and gave it up. and took my old body and went out into the morning and sang.

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The Real Meaning of Life

A quick look into the real meaning of life: why nothing really matters. Of course, we have a purpose to fulfill. What is it? That purpose is up to you. In the end, it doesn't even matter.

Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl’s riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946.

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.

We meet no ordinary people in our lives.

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Simon Sinek: How to Make Your Life a Success | Inc.

In this revealing interview, Simon Sinek chronicles the journey of finding his own “why,” how he came up with his ideas, and how he eventually became one of the country’s most recognized thought leaders.

Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals

The author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance examines life's essential issues as he recounts the journey down the Hudson River in a sailboat of his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus.

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