One of the most acclaimed books on personal development is Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. Several generations of readers have been mesmerized with its descriptions of life in the Nazi death camps. Frankl conveys that while you cannot avoid suffering, you can decide how to cope with it in a way to extract lessons and meaning. My fear is that were he to write a sequel today, it would have to be titled, Man’s Search for Meaningless.
If you polled people about the pressing issues they’re seeking answers on today, I’m pretty sure the list would focus on wanting to take better pictures of food, how to get more “likes” on their Instagram feed, and finding new shows to binge watch on Netflix.
In fact, for millions (if not billions) of people today, the biggest issue in their lives right now is, quite simply, they are bored as fuck.
The amount of time the average person spends on Facebook or watching mindless television sitcoms is mind blowing. The number of hours people spend with Fortnight and eSports is jolting. These same people spend huge swaths of their lives chasing down clickbait listicles like the 10 biggest NFL draft busts, the 21 Hollywood stars who ruined their face with plastic surgery, the 5 clues that reveal your boyfriend is cheating on you, and the Bible quiz that 93% of Christians will fail.
We all enjoy and need diversions sometimes. To live a prosperous life, you also need something more. You need meaning.
So how you doing on that?
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