Communities which include the greatest number of the most sympathetic members will flourish.” CHARLES DARWIN
A bricklayer may question the usefulness of his work, which requires him to monotonously lay the bricks one by one. And maybe bricklaying is more than that. Maybe this is how he builds a wall. And the wall is part of a building. The building may be a cathedral. And the reassignment of a cathedral is to serve for the glorification of the highest good. In this situation, with every brick laid, the mason touches the divine…
If the things you do day after day seem insignificant to you, then you are on the wrong path and not building the right cathedral. In other words, you're not aiming high enough.
Because if it were, your high enough goal would give you a sense of meaning and every hardship, every hardship would be worth it.
Each of us guesses that if he does not want to be a puppet, subject to forces he does not understand (or perhaps does not want to understand), he must raise his eyes to the horizon and find a lofty purpose that will give meaning to his life.
The more responsibility you are willing to shoulder, the more meaningful your life becomes.
This is because you are driven by a sincere desire to make the world around you better. Because you are already limiting unnecessary suffering.
You motivate others with actions and words. Little by little you root out the bad in your heart and in the hearts of others.
To pursue a meaningful goal means to live truly, to be absorbed in life.
The deepest and most infallible instinctive sense of meaning - unless distorted by errors and self-delusion (there is no other way to say it) - is manifested when you walk the path of the purest good.
The sense of meaning is a sure sign that you are on the path of the Good.
Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief is a 1999 book by Canadian clinical psychologist and psychology professor Jordan Peterson.
The book describes a theory for how people construct meaning, in a way that is compatible with the modern scientific understanding of how the brain functions.
It examines the "structure of systems of belief and the role those systems play in the regulation of emotion", using "multiple academic fields to show that connecting myths and beliefs with science is essential to fully understand how people make meaning".
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