What is the real meaning of life?

LifeWhat is the real meaning of life?

What is the real meaning of life?

Delve into the human quest for the meaning of life, explore various perspectives, and discover how to nurture personal growth and fulfillment in your journey.

Where do I start to find the meaning of life?

Are you in search of the elusive meaning of life? You’re not alone. Even I have been on the same discovery, and trust me; it is hard enough to find the right meaning in life. Throughout history, humans have embarked on this age-old quest to understand their purpose in this vast and complex world. In this blog, we’ll explore the different perspectives on life’s meaning and guide you toward nurturing your personal growth and fulfillment.


As you read through, remember that each person’s journey is unique, so embrace the process of self-discovery and let it lead you to the answers you seek. I am here to help you become the best version of yourself. So grab a cup of tea, sit back, and let’s dive into this journey together.


Our fascination with the meaning of life has deep roots in philosophy. Ancient Greek philosophers like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle emphasized the pursuit of wisdom, virtue, and excellence (arete) as the key to leading a fulfilling life. Meanwhile, existentialists like Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus argued that life is inherently absurd and it’s up to each individual to create meaning.


Contemporary thinkers have expanded on these ideas, suggesting that the meaning of life might be found in cultivating positive relationships, pursuing personal growth, and contributing to the greater good. We all have our logic system, and what seems perfect may be something very low on the scale for some other person.


Isn’t life enough fascinating? Every thought process brings us closer to the reality and when we chase reality, life gets exciting. Know how I have been surfing in a sea to find the pearl.


The Role of Happiness and Well-being

Most people agree that happiness is vital in leading a meaningful life. But what is happiness, and how can we achieve it? Research in positive psychology has found that happiness combines pleasure, engagement, and a sense of meaning. By focusing on these three components, you can work towards achieving lasting well-being.


  1. Pleasure: The simple joys of life, such as spending time with loved ones or enjoying a delicious meal, can contribute to our overall happiness. To cultivate pleasure, be mindful of the present moment and savor the experiences that bring you joy. Having people around us is the biggest asset we can own, which helps us sail through the numerous storms that life throws us.
  2. Engagement: Engaging in activities that challenge and inspire you can lead to a state of flow where you are fully absorbed in the task at hand. Find hobbies or work aligning with your strengths and interests to experience this deep engagement. Podcasting has helped me explore various perspectives, which made me interact with people and express myself without any filters. Let the world hear you and your feelings and not get judged by what they have to say about it.
  3. Meaning: Pursuing purpose or meaning in life is essential for long-term happiness. Reflect on your values and passions, and consider how you can contribute to the world in a way that aligns with your authentic self. It is a continual process, and the quest to find passion and grow with it never ends. I remember the day I started cycling and podcasting to improve my life with all that I am doing professionally. A few elements form a rock-solid foundation to discover your true self.


One thing is clear, if you are happy enough and focus on well-being, it sets the tone for cultivating the personal growth and self-reflection because happiness acts as a root for a strong foundation of the tree on which the life is built.


Cultivating Personal Growth and Self-Reflection

One way to find meaning in life is to focus on personal growth and self-improvement. Ever imagined how a monotonous life looks and feels like? You have the same usual day with no value addition of any sort, and one fine day, the emotional bubble bursts out, and you keep asking the same question, ‘Why is my life so boring?’ To avoid this, be open to new experiences, embrace challenges, and strive for continuous learning. Some strategies for fostering personal growth include:


  1. Setting and achieving goals: Establish clear, realistic goals that align with your values and work towards them with dedication and persistence.
  2. Embracing change: Be adaptable and embrace change as an opportunity for growth rather than fearing it.
  3. Practicing self-compassion: Treat yourself with kindness and understanding, especially during difficult times. Recognize that everyone makes mistakes, and use these experiences as opportunities to learn and grow.


Building Meaningful Relationships

Humans are social creatures, and our connections with others are significant in our sense of meaning and fulfillment. To cultivate meaningful relationships, focus on being present, empathetic, and supportive of those around you. Build a strong network of friends and family, and seek new connections that enrich your life. To give you a gist, I have been very selective with the people in my life. The people shape half of your life, and the rest is the self-discipline of all you do.


By now I am sure that you have come closer to understanding how various perspectives of life offer different experiences and when you have enough of them you start contributing to the greater good. How? Let’s understand.

Contributing to the Greater Good

Another key component of a meaningful life is contributing to the greater good. By focusing on the well-being of others and working towards a common goal, you can foster a sense of purpose and connection. The more you give, the more you receive it. Life has a boomerang effect. Also, step out of the misconception that giving is all related to and connected with money. Have a big heart, and the rest of the situations will unfold in your favor. Here are some ways to make a positive impact on the world:


  1. Volunteering: Offer your time and skills to a cause that resonates with you. Volunteering not only benefits those you help but also provides you with a sense of accomplishment and purpose.
  2. Acts of kindness: Small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect, making the world better place. Whether it’s holding the door for someone or paying for a stranger’s coffee, these gestures can brighten someone’s day and remind you of the interconnectedness of humanity.
  3. Advocacy: Use your voice to raise awareness about issues that matter to you. Speak up, share information, and collaborate to change the world positively.


No amount of contribution you make to the life can make up for the rewards life has got for you, so to have a sense of stillness and calmness I have also relied much on spirituality and mindfulness.


Embracing Spirituality and Mindfulness

For many people, spirituality and mindfulness provide a path to finding meaning and purpose in life. Connecting with a higher power, practicing meditation, or being present and aware of your thoughts and feelings can offer guidance and clarity in your quest for meaning. You can choose your way or the activities that give you immense happiness, and you never question the time while doing so. Never mistake connecting this with religion because spirituality leads your life and gives you a larger sense of living a better life.


The Journey is the Destination

Ultimately, the search for the meaning of life is an ongoing journey. Your understanding of what brings fulfillment may change as you grow and evolve. Embrace the process of self-discovery, and remember that the journey itself is just as important as the destination.




The quest to find the meaning of life is as old as humanity itself. You can create a life filled with purpose and fulfillment by exploring philosophical perspectives, cultivating happiness and well-being, focusing on personal growth, building meaningful relationships, contributing to the greater good, and embracing spirituality and mindfulness. Remember that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to life’s meaning; what brings fulfillment to one person may not hold the same value for another.


In the words of the renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, 

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.”


Even if you fail to find its meaning, never fail to live the life the way it is because you can always change the reality.


Before I say goodbye, take the time to reflect, explore, and engage with the world around you. You hold the power to create meaning in your own life, and by doing so, you can inspire others on their journey to personal growth and fulfillment. Embrace this responsibility and strive to become the best version of yourself, leaving a lasting, positive impact on the world around you.


And as you continue on this quest for meaning, remember that you’re not alone. We’re all on this journey together, learning from one another and growing as individuals. So, let’s support and uplift each other as we navigate this beautiful, complex, and sometimes challenging adventure called life.


  • Deekshitha

    I am someone who is in hunger to find the meaning and purpose of my life. During this process I always dwelled in numerous thoughts and complete forgot live in the present. Later, I have realized and understood that it’s about little things you do and most importantly enjoy everything you do no matter how small or big it is. Even though I am not completely out of this quest of searching meaning of life, I am slowly adapting to the realizations I had. Mostly, if I find a day boring I feel “what the hell it is?” Out of my passion in speaking I started a podcast called “lesson of the day” On Spotify. Please try to listen and provide your inputs. Hope your information will add value to my hunger and desperacy. A very good thread indeed. Thanks a tonn

    • Rohit Kokane

      Glad you loved this perspective. We all are figuring out and trying to live the life as it is meant for us. Knowing what lies ahead for us is dopendant on the action we take today. I have forwarded my feedback about your podcast over an email. Keep it up! Thanks for stopping by here and putting out your thoughts. 🙂

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