Monday, August 15, 2016
Task No. 6: Determining the Meaning of One’s Life Jung
My uncle passed recently as did my mother-in-law, and at my age I realize that I am faced with more of my peers dying. We are born, we live, we die. Nature is consistent in this fact: 100% of us die.
Jung said that:“Life meaning among the young is framed by styles of appearance, language, material acquisitions, and social affiliations in the quest for a solid footing in the external world...
“However, the search for life meaning undergoes a major shift in the second half of life. Whatever people’s material success, many find less and less meaning from “things.” So, they begin to look inward rather than to the outer world in their search for life meaning.”
We don’t know how long we have on this planet, but we do know this, we exist on this earth for some undetermined period of time. During that time we do things. Some of these things are important. Some of them are unimportant. And those important things give our lives meaning and happiness.