Perhaps life is meaningless and the trick is to live while understanding this. We strive for meaning where there is none. We are trapped in ourselves looking out and asking ‘why?’ Perhaps the answer is just ‘why not’?
And even if we achieve X,Y and Z then we don’t stop looking for meaning. X,Y and Z weren’t meaningful or satisfying enough so we continue to try and achieve something more meaningful. Ever moving on to the ultimate goal. We view time as linear but are trapped in a circular timeline. Never really moving forward.