What is the Meaning of Life

Posted by Grace under Life Hacks on August 30, 2015

What is the meaning of life is one of the frequently asked questions on the web. In life, you will never know it’s meaning unless you have a great purpose why you’re existing. Have some time to think what is your purpose in your life today. That purpose can be your guiding philosophy while you are still alive.

While I am writing this post, I am thinking “who am I” now, what are my achievements, am I happy in my life? This post is very interesting, isn’t it? After I shared to you what is the meaning of life, let me hear your thoughts in the comment box below!


When I search the meaning of life in dictionary, this is what I found. “Life (plural: lives), the state of organism characterized by certain processes or abilities that include metabolism, growth, reproduction and response.” (1)

I am still young, my life when I was at 18 is different today and the day when I hit the age 42. Many people believes that life only start at 42, I don’t agree with that. Life starts when your mind was being developed and start making your own decisions.

To make things clear, WikiPedia defined the meaning of life, it said,

The meaning of life, or the answer to the question “What is the meaning of life?“, is a philosophical and spiritual conception of the significance of living or existence in general. (2)

While on the other hand, when I search the meaning in Yahoo answers, the answers are came from the categories under “philosophy”, “religion and spirituality” and “alternative medicine”.

According to Dink,

I don’t think there is an exact true meaning to life and it’s something very difficult to define. I do believe, however, that everyone does serve a purpose in life, and perhaps if you search deep enough you will find the true meaning. We are all sent here to learn lessons and grow as people. I think it’s something you would have to figure out on your own, so good luck with that. (3)

Best Life Quotes I Found

Here are the top 3 I found useful and significance in knowing what is the meaning of life. The authors are Joseph Campbell, Albert Camus and C. Joybell C.

Life Quote #1

“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.”
― Joseph Campbell

Life Quote #2

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
― Albert Camus

Life Quote #3

“I have learned that you can go anywhere you want to go and do anything you want to do and buy all the things that you want to buy and meet all the people that you want to meet and learn all the things that you desire to learn and if you do all these things but are not madly in love: you have still not begun to live.”
― C. JoyBell C.

Those life quotes can somehow help and guide us to know what is the meaning of life. However, quotes from other authors may not be useful if you and the authors don’t have the same philosophy in life. Here’s my life quotes;

Life can be more meaningful by means of sharing, giving, caring and loving.

– InvestmentTotal.com

In a poems about life, entitled “A Bed of Clouds” written by Ashley L. May, she said…

no matter what they say…
keep your dreams but don’t dream your life away.

The author has differentiate the meaning of dreams and life. Your life will have no directions if you have no goals, no philosophy or guiding principles.

Deep Understanding About the Meaning of Life

The antonyms of the word life is abstract, dullness, apathy, inactivity, indifference, laziness, lethargy, death and inanimacy. Some synonyms I found useful to easily understand the meaning of life is the word activity, growth, heart, soul, enthusiasm, get-up-and-go, sparkle, liveliness, high spirits and life blood.

If I will say, life is nothing without enthusiasm, can you interpret it? If I say, you have no high spirit, I think you’re dead, what would you think? The usefulness of life in this world is to give value for every living creatures. In a sense that we should become considerate and careful to use other people’s lives, or other living creatures.

Example, assuming you achieve something great. Would it be okay to you if you celebrate alone? Or, life will be have more sense if you share your success to others. I think I would choose to share my success to every one rather than enjoying my success alone.

References and Citations

(1) The New Lexicon Webster’s Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language (Deluxe Edition), Lexicon Publications, Inc. Danbury, CT, USA, ISBN: 0-7172-4576-4, page 572

(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaning_of_life

(3) https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061018181626AApT2Vj

What is the Meaning of Life to You?

The old saying goes “life is what you make it” remains true. If you want to have a happy life, go for it. If you want to make your life meaningful, successful and prosperous, just do the necessary actions to get the life you truly deserve.

Let me know your reactions, ideas and opinions about the definition of life. Can you tell me what is the meaning of life to you? Do you agree with what you read? Share this page with your friends and loved ones. Do not forget to leave a comment below! Thank you!

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