Meaning

Meaning

"The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away."
- William Shakespeare


Why It Matters

Living in a world of suffering and death, Dr. Viktor Frankl might have succumbed to despair. A Holocaust survivor, he might have concluded that life has no ultimate meaning, that humanity’s “purpose” is simply to scratch out an existence and claw for whatever brief moments of pleasure we can find. Yet, despite his tragic loss of all he loved and the witness to perverse cruelty and unspeakable horrors at the hands of man, he sought to find hope for mankind. His book, Man’s Search for Meaning,(2) was birthed upon slips of paper stolen from camp offices at Auschwitz and Dachau. It was completed in nine days after his liberation.

He discovers much about the human condition in his experiences and writes, “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.”

A Good Death Lifestyle is steeped in meaning and purpose. A meaningful life allows one to look back with satisfaction and to look forward with hope. I love the quote by William Shakespeare, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”. I have found my gift and my purpose. Here, you will find tools to discover your gift and you will know your purpose as you give it away. 

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