Does life have meaning?
I came across this question the other day. Intrigued by this unusual thought, I read on. The question was posed by Dutch actor Peter Faber. He followed the question with the wise words that life is what you make of it. Life of itself has no meaning; life asks what meaning you give it. And that can be anything.
By turning the question around, he makes people reflect on their lives. Reflecting on what is and asking yourself what is meaningful in your life. To give meaning is a verb for a reason. It means you have to do something for it because otherwise you end up with a life where nothing happens, no dreams come true and an empty unfulfilled feeling prevails. So questions like: what is the most important thing in my life, what do I get out of bed for, what makes me happy, what am I doing it for are very important questions that you have to ask yourself on a regular basis. Every few months have an evaluation with yourself and see if your life makes sense the way you are living it now. Hopefully you are on the right course, otherwise you need to make adjustments and revisions to realize the life you are looking forward to.
He ends by saying that while life can also be hard, mean and unpredictable, it is the most beautiful thing there is. And as long as the latter is true, then you are on the right track and life has meaning! You just have to ask yourself some simple questions to make it a reality.