The human ability to make meaning is so versatile, so powerful, that it can make almost anything tolerable, so long as it’s woven into a bigger story that makes it meaningful.
We need to reflect consciously on the ways we make life meaningful – on how we decide what is good, what our goals are, what’s worth living or dying for, and what we do every day, day to day, and how we do it.
Our drive to make meaning is more powerful than oil, the atom, and the market, and it’s up to us to harness that power.
~Roy Scranton, English professor and eco – philosopher
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