Friday, April 26, 2013

The Search for Meaning:

I was re-reading Viktor Frankl's book tonight, Man's Search for Meaning. According to Frankl, asking what is the meaning of life is the wrong question. Instead, one should inquire as to what life is asking of you. He thinks that the meaning of life is to find the right answer to the problems that life sets before you:
We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life - daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.
So what is life asking of me?  The first question, how do you solve the money problem? How do you participate in the rat race without becoming a rat? I really don't know, but I have this sneaking suspicion that trading money for time is not the way to go.

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