I'd like to reiterate a question, if you don't mind..
Do you use 'life's meaning' to mean only an objective sense, or also a subjective sense?
Would you, perhaps, use another term for those things within life that subjectively give worth to life, to continuance?
I guess I have already answered this question, tho you may have ignored the implications of my original topic.Meaning
, et cetera
, are constructs of the human mind. They do not exist outside of our intellect. Once you decide to believe that you can atribute a 'meaning' to your existence, you'll believe it, and as I said, there's nothing I can do to prove you wrong/mistaken, especially because I know that most men can't
live without such fictions. However, that doesn't mean that your life actually has a 'meaning', it just means that you believe that it does.
You can make an analogy with the situation of the religious believer. In his view, there is a god and an etenal life, these are undeniable facts. Yet, we cannot see or perceive a single evidence that such a being exists. A Christian may look at the universe as something created for him. And yet, now and forever, the universe will always remain indifferent to his existence.
Perhaps our very 'civilisation' is the issue. The dichotomy of the human animal. We grasp but we cannot reach the 'ideal' we are fed from birth. We are animals attempting to be civilised human 'be' 'ings'. Civility has its costs which the individual must pay.