Meaning: Manufactured By You
“Meaning,” as in “I want a job that has meaning” or “I want a relationship that has meaning” isn’t a single nirvana experience you get to hold onto forever simply by finding the right job or the right partner.
Meaning emerges from a pattern of thinking, observing, processing, learning, and creating that has to be cultivated over time.
Circumstances and conditions matter, but they aren’t enough to supply meaning.
Meaning is a participatory phenomenon.
Good opportunities can make things easier, but there will always be a level of meaning that has to be manufactured.