The Meaning of life

TheMeaning of life

TheMeaning of life

Thesubject of leading a meaningful life is controversial. To somepeople, they assume that wealthy people live meaningful and happylives. In my view, the determining factors for a meaningful life mayinfluence whether an individual has a happy life. Money can help aperson to acquire a happy life however, it cannot help one achieve ameaningful life. Consequently, money can only buy a happy life, butit is unnecessary to make a life meaningful.

Aperson can be happy if he or she has adequate money to purchase thepossessions they desire at a given time. In my opinion, people whohave accumulated massive wealth seem to have an enjoyable life. Forexample, they drive posh cars, extravagant holidays and hiring peopleto run their errands. The fantasy of a happy life involves takingvacations, being famous and avoiding mundane tasks such as talking onthe phone and replying to emails. In addition, the rich can afford toavoid mundane tasks such as cleaning, cooking and working long shiftsfor a meager salary. In summary, a happy life depends on the currentliving status of an individual.

Onthe contrary, a meaningful life depends on the combination of thepast, present and future actions that a person will take. Humannature defines meaningful life as an integration of achievements thatare accomplished throughout an individual’s lifespan. Most of thethings events that define a meaningful life draw the outcome fromnature as opposed to a happy life that is determined by the presentstimulus environment. Therefore, a poor person can say that he or shehas a lived a meaningful life because he has invented a technology, adrug or even a strategy that future generation can perfect to maketheir life more comfortable or happier than it is at the present. Forunderstanding this topic better, the study will incorporate the viewsof various philosophers and scientists from different culturalcontexts.