”Life has no meaning.”
That is a great leap for a layman to define the whole in four words. What is life anyways and what is the meaning of it? How do you identify when something has no meaning?
Well that needs some scientific explanation. But that is irrelevant to this article.
I speak in terms of experience, only in terms of the limited understanding that we all acquire, but probably won’t use anyways.
My empirical engagement in life suggests that we make meaning in life as we move through. Our decisions, our actions and our interactions make the smaller images that we individually want to see in the world possibly without a grand comprehension of the big image.
So, how do we make meaning in life in the world that has no meaning.
1-We live to experience and through the experience.
What is life for you? List the things that makes you believe that you have life or the things that makes a meaning in your life. These meanings are probably your experiences. For example, your personal meaning for life could be to make others happy. And making happy involves your love life, your family life or your work life. It is, therefore, all about your experiences and your engagement in the world.
What you do every day makes the meaning in your life. My life meaning and yours is different in shape and form.
A meaning of life for some is dark and dangerous. For others, it is a prison to escape. For some it is all about the short-term happiness no matter the consequences.
I can’t tell you about the experience that you should enjoy. It is in fact true that our life is in congruent with that we call moral or immoral. Live your life in the moral side, without affecting the world negatively.
Life has no meaning; we make meaning through the experience. Live to the fullest of what you can and what you have. Identify things that you want to do based on your experiences and do them.
2-Life has no meaning. Life is living now.
Tomorrow or yesterday are out of our natural control. No matter what quantum physics or others teach, the reality is we don’t know what happens within an hour. The only true control you have is on now. You can continue reading this text or you can escape it. You can shout at the very moment or you can sit still. Or you can do it as long as the conscious agrees.
If now is the time, why not enjoy now?
Enjoy each moment. Refuse to live a second of mediocrity. Say no if it does not fit you no matter the risk.
Recently I had a discussion with a group of stakeholders for some project. In fact, some were smart people from different parts of the world. In the middle of the meeting, I noticed that most of the things discussed were not useful for the project in any way. It was not useful for me or for the project. I had to ask the boss to conclude the meeting and move on with our lives.
I decided not to waste time on something that don’t see fit my limited time.
And this decision doesn’t go without risk. I could lost friendship from some and others probably hated my bold move.
No matter how it turns out live the life you enjoy.
3-Life has no meaning. We make meaning though purpose.
To make a life meaning, always think about your purpose. What is that one thing that bugs you? Do that what makes meaning to your existence.
I believe discovering your purpose could take time. Follow your passion and do that for a year. check if you still want to do that even after a year.
In order to define the meaning of your life, define what you want it to be in 10 years. How do you want to live life, how do you want to be seen what problems you want to solve? If you answer this question. You can define your life. and the meaning comes in the very moment when you live that big picture.
Everyone has one thing that they will be known with. Some are drunk others are inventors. It depends on your dedication to your purpose. You might know record-breaking athletes with good business skills. After 100 years people remember their records, probably not the money they make. Then focus on what you are good at, treat it like your purpose and live that. Life will make a meaning.
Life has no meaning. You’re make your meaning through your purpose.
4- life has no meaning. The meaning is individual.
Life is like opinion. You live it as you see it. It is the Individual that makes meaning.
Then how do you make your meaning? How do you define your life at this very moment?
A day in athlete’s life is not on a sofa but your’s could be. It is about the individual meaning and what you are willing to do.
Life has no meaning. You make the meaning through your individual experience. This means your experience makes the meaning and not otherwise.