7 Thought-Provoking Quotes on Meaning

The problem of meaning (or purpose) has existed, seemingly, since the beginning of human history. The philosophers have philosophised about it since 1000BC, possibly longer, and yet, we continue to wonder today; for all the thought put into the question “What is my meaning? we’re still to come up with a satisfactory answer. Perhaps that is because it’s the wrong question. Perhaps life really is meaningless. Perhaps we just need to be more present. stimulating

Perhaps we just need to ponder some more eye-opening quotes from some of the deepest minds to ever walk the earth…

Anatole France — Writer, Nobel Prize Winner:

Man is so made that he can only take relaxation from one kind of labor, by taking up another.

 

Joseph Campbell — Mythologist, Writer, Lecturer

We are not seeking a meaning or our lives; we are seeking the experience of feeling truly alive.

 

Viktor Frankl — Holocaust Survivor, Psychotherapist, Neurologist

Man does not need or want a tensionless state. What he needs is the struggling for a worthy goal, a freely chosen task.

 

Paula Poundstone — Comedian, Actress

Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.

 

Steve Jobs — Founder of Apple

Death: No one has ever escaped it and that is how it should be–because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.

 

Osho — Spiritual Figure, Teacher, Writer

Life is meaningless. It is our job to make it meaningful.

 

Nietzsche — Philosopher

We were never so free as when we were prisoners of war.