I wanted to share a couple of pieces on meaning, as it’s something that I have been thinking about a lot lately as I address health issues, prepare to start a crazy new project, and plan for the future.
First is The Minimalists Crisis of Meaning, which is important to understand what meaning isn’t, and what pacifiers we have put in place to avoid addressing the real problem.
The second is Visualizing the Meaning of Life: The Drip Coffee Model by Charles Chu on Medium. This is a more practical guide to help you look at what value already exists in your life, and how to find/add more.
Expanding on the second essay is Iddo Landau’s book Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World, which was Charles Chu’s inspiration for the piece, I bought the ebook and starting reading it this morning. So far I am really enjoying it!
Everyone wants to feel like their life is meaningful, but most people don’t know what that means and definitions of ‘meaningful’ will certainly vary person to person. I think it’s important to have a set of questions or tasks that help you find out what is meaningful to you.
Do you have any recommendations for finding meaning?