Our Human Quest For Meaning — A Thought Experiment

Caring about future generations gives our life meaning.

Jen Gippel PhD
Crow’s Feet
Published in
7 min readMar 29, 2023

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What will I sacrifice so future people can enjoy? Image by Jen Gippel

Should we care about future generations? How does the ongoing survival of humanity give meaning to our life, if indeed it does? This article, using a thought experiment, attempts to shed light on these questions.

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Jen Gippel PhD
Crow’s Feet

Ph.D. Finance, MSc Creativity Studies | Combining science and personal experience I write about Aging, Creativity, and Life.