The 3 Disruptors of Meaningful Living

Chaos, worthlessness, lost

Jonas Ressem
Insight

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Everyone wants to live a meaningful life, but not everyone realizes they’re already living it — at least to a certain degree.

You see, it isn’t always obvious we have something when we’re in the middle of it. Sometimes, the only way to see things clearly is by having it taken away. So, what you characterize as normal living might actually be pretty meaningful. And you’ll realize that if meaninglessness comes your way.

Then, instead of feeling “nothing special” (normal), you might start to feel empty, indifferent, or lost; like life doesn’t matter, doesn’t make much sense, or doesn’t have any real purpose. And that’s far from the life you’re used to.

If meaninglessness occurs, it consumes your life, and indeed, it makes it lesser. And if nothing is done to repel it, it sends you decaying and you’ll lose out on the greatest things life has to offer. You will be living, of course, but you will not feel fully alive. You will be aging, to be sure, but you will pass through existence with nothing to show for.

I know it’s not easy to deal with once it’s happening. But looking at it from a place of normal living, it’s something we can try to understand. Taking a master’s degree in psychology, I’ve studied meaning for some time now, and I’ve…

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Jonas Ressem
Insight

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