How do we find meaning in life?

After a great discussion last month on whether, when, and how we should have the right to die, the group decided to discuss a more positive topic for September: What gives us meaning in life?

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines meaningfulness generally as “a variable and gradient final good in a person's life that is conceptually distinct from happiness, rightness, and worthwhileness.” Come and discuss what you think will provide you that “final good”.

Or, choose one of the following philosophies:

“People aren’t wearing enough hats.” Monty Python, The Meaning of Life.

“42.” Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything.

“I wanna live. I don’t wanna die. That’s the whole meaning of life: Not dying! I figured that sh*t out by myself in the third grade”. George Carlin

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  • Pam A.

    A great discussion by a great group of people. Unfortunately we were unable to arrive at the ultimate meaning of life!

    September 23, 2012

  • greggrthomas

    Excellent meeting and discussion. Pam and Jeff did an exceptional job keeping everyone on the subject.

    September 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There was a nice array of thoughts and commentary on what constitutes meaning in life for both the individual as well as collectively.

    September 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic. Great conversation, varying viewpoints, from nihilism to creativity to death and the possible lack of-it was a very interesting conversation.

    September 23, 2012

  • Bonnie

    Will there be a lunch meeting after the meetup?

    September 17, 2012

    • Pam A.

      Jeff and I have plans following this one, but I'd be happy to create a lunch event for anyone else who would like to go. I'll try to find another place that is affordable for everyone.

      September 18, 2012

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