What makes life worth living? Is it having fun? Is it comfort, safety, or security? Is it eating, drinking, and sleeping?
These experiences are certainly nice, because they are enjoyable, but do they instill pride or a sense of accomplishment? Probably not.
The core of living life to its fullest is the creation of meaning. I believe that every person, by virtue of simply being alive, has the opportunity and the challenge to imbue their days with meaning. The person who has a deep sense that their life has meaning can withstand the hardships of life much better than the person who is adrift. But how does one acquire this sense of meaning?! The recipe is simply this:
Create meaning by always growing!
If you can’t think of any ways to create meaning by growing, here are my top nine suggestions for you.
So, what is better than happiness? It is meaningfulness! How is meaning created in our lives? It is by always growing. You can do it!