Why are there so many people looking for the meaning of life?

Do they have enough time in search? Do they have all the other, more mundane problems, have already been resolved? Or was it fashionable to be a philosopher and ask everyone this eternal question?

What do you think?

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  1. Because a person is so arranged that he needs in the sense. Without sense, the existence of a person is incomplete and felt as “not life.” Our consciousness is intense, to perform any action we need some kind of “why”. The meaning of life is, in fact, the global “why” in order to solve the motivation to solve “other mundane problems.” Although the question of the meaning of life is so inconvenient and complicated that often people try to avoid them seriously, replacing it with smaller “meanings.” And they even manage to deceive themselves for some time, displacing unsatisfactory unsatisfactory, from crisis to crisis … But this is more likely about why some people are not looking for the meaning of life 🙂

  2. Because a person is so arranged that he needs in the sense. Without sense, the existence of a person is incomplete and felt as “not life.” Our consciousness is intense, to perform any action we need some kind of “why”. The meaning of life is, in fact, the global “why” in order to solve the motivation to solve “other mundane problems.” Although the question of the meaning of life is so inconvenient and complicated that often people try to avoid them seriously, replacing it with smaller “meanings.” And they even manage to deceive themselves for some time, displacing unsatisfactory unsatisfactory, from crisis to crisis … But this is more likely about why some people are not looking for the meaning of life 🙂

  3. Hello. I do not think there are a lot of them. Where did you see them in large numbers, I wonder? Essate what is in general is so thank God! Each person to build a normal life path, for a successful solution to earthly problems, etc. It will be useful to answer this question. In everything that we do, there must be a meaning. Otherwise, everything boils down to an infinite bustle, to small philistine divisions and problems, after which a person does not notice the most important thing. Someone will say: “Why? You can just live and enjoy.” But, as I have already said, the people who think and respect themselves build a life path to the extent that depends on them (and this is more than 90 percent). If “just live”, as it hit, then everything will take shape, as it hit. A person should have an ordered system of his personal being.

  4. And you did not think, why do you need to depreciate this need in the sense? What do you feel? I can assume that you are annoyed by the attempts of these people to find meaning. And why? What protests against this inside you? Well, they want – let them look, it would seem. You don’t need it. Life suits you without any sense. But for some reason they annoy?

  5. Why a lot? Has it become more than it was? Why does this take time for this? Why should you be a philosopher to find meaning? Why should mundane problems be resolved for this? I would like to answer the banal -core such as “Eastern philosophy has penetrated widely into the Western world.” But it will be not true. “American dream” https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/ American_Metta – an idiom to designate life ideals of the US inhabitants does not contain “oriental truths”, and nevertheless, people are looking for themselves to become financially secured and spiritually free. Normal non -philosophers in search of glory, wealth, success. The Japanese Ikigai about happiness at the junction of “I want”, “can”, “like”, “in demand”, in my opinion, about the search for “business of life”, which can be called meaning . Not philosophers, but masterful masters are doing this. The founder of existential analysis, Victor Frankl, was looking for his meanings in a concentration camp. I would not say that his “landed problems” were settled. I think that the search for the meaning of life is characteristic of those who: cannot find their “place in the sun”, lost their “place in the sun.” Those who are in existential crisis. It is most likely that he is bad precisely from the fact that a bunch of unresolved mundane problems. Is it fashionable to ask a question about the meaning? And FIG knows him. Maybe they used to be asked more often, there was simply no Internet? Maybe there was an Internet, but there were no services where you can ask questions. If you really began to ask more often, life in conditions of endless comfort (water supply, sewage, heating, garbage collection, shops / cafes / landscaped parks in walking distance) makes life meaningless? When you don’t have to survive, but you can just live, the idea of ​​understanding “why?” Is lost? After the meaningless and merciless First World War, many communities appeared (literary, theatrical, poetic) that “sung absurd”. The meaninglessness of existence. Maybe those who are on the search feel the post -traumatic meaninglessness of existence caused by geopolitical instability / disasters / epidemics? All this was before, but now the horrors can be monitored without getting out of bed, feverishly leafing through the news feed (Dumskrolling).

  6. The very top of the pyramid of needs is the search for meaning, meanings, harmony, God. A person who thinks in his life is faced with questions that there is no answer. And the answer to such questions is the search for an answer: discussion, building hypotheses, art … Can this be attributed to the search for the meaning of life?

  7. Philosophy is not a fashion. As Karl Popper said, “all people are philosophers” (“all people are philosophers: as I understand philosophy”) details are in his essay, which can be downloaded on the Internet. Searching and discovering the meaning of your life is not the privilege of the intellectual elite. Her privilege is to look for the meaning of life in general, the meaning of the life of the whole living world. In principle, everyone can become such an intellectual elite. If he wants. If he has time for this. A person who is at my uncomplicated look (I am a nonsense :), therefore became a man that, due to his creative work and the creation of various technical means, released his time for spiritual searches. And the meaning of your life can be sought in the case that you are engaged in, and between the matter when you relax, in relations with nature, and in relations with people, and in your participation in general progress. What for? Then, to be happy. At least sometimes. Not all the time. All the time only idiots are happy. A man is happy when he found his calling, his mission. When I fell in love with some kind (pleasant, useful and important thing for himself and others) business. When I fell in love with any other person except himself. And continues to love him. Then the whole life seems to be filled with great meaning.

  8. Most likely, the basic needs are already closed, the apartment, work, the roof over the head has already been resolved and therefore the time comes for reflection on the one hand, and on the other hand, this issue arises in the information field more and more often, and it affects some congenital strings of each person and therefore is resonant … All this gives rise to a certain fashion trend. On the other hand, society itself should give an answer to this question, because ideology is important, in tsarist times serving the tsar and church was the meaning of life, in the USSR they all built a bright future and devoted their lives to the service of the party, but now? Now there is only service to capital, and such an idea is probably not satisfied with many and therefore people are actively looking for an answer.

  9. Well this is an easy question))
    Always, when you do something, there is a cause and goal for this. And we all know that if our lesson begins to contradict its reasons and goals, it’s time to throw it …
    If, for example, you are engaged in what you live, it means there are reasons and goals for life)) and from time to time each of us seems that there is no sense in this.
    But! Built in us from … Read more

  10. Watching clients and patients who turned to help, made an interesting observation. The meaning of life begins to look for at the time of the absence of a relevant dream. A strange period comes – children’s dreams have already been realized, and the new ones have not been formed. I call him a crisis of dreams. While there is energy leading to the realization of “dreams”, each person feels the meaning of life, and you can understand it … read more

  11. This question was asked since ancient times. It seems to me that many people want to believe in some meanings and “higher goals.” In fact, this is a question unanswered, how to “be or not to be.” Everyone has their own life, its understanding, concept and idea of ​​it, this is why an unambiguous answer can not be here in any way

  12. This question was asked since ancient times. It seems to me that many people want to believe in some meanings and “higher goals.” In fact, this is a question unanswered, how to “be or not to be.” Everyone has their own life, its understanding, concept and idea of ​​it, this is why an unambiguous answer can not be here in any way

  13. No, neither that nor the other. It’s just that the meaning of life is actually the meaning of all classes, of which it consists, both exalted and grounded. In a healthy human mind there is a healthy rational grain, and therefore any, even the most mundane enterprise begins with the formulation of the issue of expediency.

  14. Because the meaning of life without revelation about the plans of the Creator is too vague. A person thinks: well, I am generally kind, I try to live in good conscience, probably this is the meaning of my life … But still something is missing. Well, I’ll live, and then what?
    So it turns out that the meaning rests on death. The key to solving this issue is given by religion: the meaning of life – prepare for … Read more

  15. Not so many people are looking for the meaning of life. Most often, people are limited to satisfying material tasks, some add to this the satisfaction of aesthetic requests (trips to theaters, art galleries, etc. However, this is not a search for the meaning of life. It is likely that you yourself have taken up the search for this very subject and therefore to you Such people are attracted.

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