What Is the Meaning of Life?

What Is the Meaning of Life?

What does life mean to you? What’s the most important thing in the world to you? Why are you here? The pursuit of happiness, discovering your purpose, making a difference in your community, leaving the world a better place, connecting with others and building relationships—these are oft-repeated responses. Or do you think there is no grander scheme? There is no meaning in life, no higher purpose—only simple existence. Everyone has their own definition. Explore more here.

Questions for Discussion and Personal Reflection

  1. Would you agree that everyone's trying to find the meaning of life? Why or why not?
  2. How have you tried to discover the meaning of life? Has it been a successful quest for you?

What would I saw is the meaning of life?
That's a really loaded question.

Meaning of life? Yeah. Meaning of life?

Yeah, I have really no idea. This is tricky.

You caught me off-guard here. One minute... I mean, a lot of things in life... am I going to go religion or spiritual? The meaning of life to me would probably be happiness, most importantly. Happiness, to have happiness.

Be happy.

The pursuit of happiness.

Passion. You live for— we live for— your passion.

Connection, uh, relationships, and, um, empowering your dreams. Living out your dreams.

Meaning of life. It doesn't mean anything.

The meaning of life? To reproduce.

To enjoy every second that we are here in this world because that's all we have.

Not to let your demons <explicit> you up.

Leading your life along with Jesus Christ and obeying God's word.

You have not left the world in a worse state than when you arrived on it. So you have to somehow do something meaningful, whatever that is.

Uh, having your loved ones and being happy.

Just you know, be a good person, kind of try to live life to the best that you can.

We all have a purpose that God put us together here on this planet to serve some greater purpose for him.

Living without any regrets and making sure that you live your life to the fullest.

The meaning of life is to help others.

You know, sometimes I think that we don't have any purpose in life, we are just here like another species. You are here just to enjoy, like, the landscape every day that you live and you breathe.

He made you. What you are for is him. He made you for him.

You spend your life discovering the meaning of life, I feel like.

Everyone has their own meaning for life.

I think it's something that comes with time, and... uh... I— I'm not sure yet. I'm still trying to find the meaning of life, I suppose.