…ning comes from your decisions. You must make a choice. And then your purpose is set to iron rails. Meaning does not exist a priori, but it springs into reality when you make your choice. (See the “Monty Python” sketch for further explanation.)
…ually trying to do what’s right or what works, not what will be praiseworthy to future generations. They care about the absolute good — the values closely tied to working with reality (at least as they see it) — instead of the relative good of outside opinion or feeling.