Finding something bigger than yourself in life and throwing yourself into that thing is how we find meaning, right? A meaning trumps happiness or anything else. I get kind of a bit low if I'm not actively engaged in something creative. So, you know the people, sadly, that throw themselves off buildings, it's not they're unhappy, it's that the meaning is gone. That's the real killer; is lack of meaning. And we find meaning through throwing ourselves into something bigger and recognizing that. And you know I think maybe the reason there's sortof work on myth and so on, is coming back into the dialogue now is because that's something kind of real [fictional] to hang on to. These are important, I think they articulate something that needs to be recognized and somehow honored in life; the importance of transcendence. Now somewhere in our lives there needs to be some kind of space for that. It doesn't need to be anything spiritual. It just is a kind of respect for and understanding that serving something bigger than yourself is an important part of being human.
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