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The meaning of life

What is your view on the meaning of life?
What gives human life meaning?
How do you know?
How should one act in the world once one realizes this meaning?
Can you tie the meaning of life to a view of any one philosopher?

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Dear Student,

Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. As I see it, you are being asked by your professor to reflect and discuss one of the most dynamic and oft-tackled topics in philosophy - the meaning of life. As you can see, it is about your own view. Thus, it is okay to be subjective about it - to truly reflect on your own ideas. I suggest that you answer it in the form of a Q&A, and be very concise and to the point. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. You can also leave a message via the feedback section if you need further help. All the best with your studies. I hope this example will help.

Q&A: Life's Meaning

What life means is among the most explored topics in philosophy, in the academia and in much of the human experience. Questions like - 'What are we here for?, 'What is it all about?' and 'What is the point of it all?' are just among the many corollary questions that people ask when reflecting and meditating on the meaning of life. For me, American author Anais Nin (1931) expressed it best. Nin wrote -

"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person."

Below, I have further reflected on this from my own experience, my own viewpoint.

Q: What is your view on the meaning of life?
A: For me, when we ask for the meaning of life, ...

Solution Summary

The following posting answers various questions involving the meaning of life.

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