What is the meaning of life? It’s something I often think about, but never get much closer to answering. In truth, I don’t think there is one objective meaning for everyone, but that you make your own meaning. You might feel your purpose in life is to help others, to create great works of art or literature, to make discoveries, to raise a wonderful family, to lead others, to teach people, to protect the environment or simply to be the best version of you that you can be.
I don’t know why we’re here or what the point of it all is, but my own personal goal in life is to make the best contribution to the world I possibly can and have a good time doing it.
Below are some of my favourite quotes about the meaning of life:
“As in life, so in a game of cards. We must play the hand that is dealt to us. And the glory consists not so much in winning, as in playing a poor hand well.”
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
“We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams.”
~Arthur O’ Shuagnessy.
“One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
~ Douglas Adams, Life, The Universe and Everything.
“The Answer to the Great Question… Of Life, the Universe and Everything… Is… Forty-two,’ said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.”
~Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
“When it’s all over, it’s not who you were. It’s whether you made a difference.”
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”
“True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.”
~Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle
“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
What are your thoughts on the meaning of life?