Samir’s Selection 11/06/2014 (p.m.)

  • “… we are still burdened by the basic existential queries that early humans grappled with. We want to know our place in the universe. We strive to maintain the belief that we are living meaningful lives. And we cling to the hope that we are more than the sum of our biological parts, that we will make contributions to the world that transcend our mortality… terror management theory… People who have meaning are not as terrified about the fact that they are mortal… To feel meaningful is to feel like you made a lasting mark, a contribution that will endure beyond your death. To feel meaningful is to feel immortal.1. Meaning Helps People Cope with Life Challenges2. Meaning Reduces the Risk of Mental Illness3. Meaning Contributes to Successful Aging4. Meaning Reduces the Risk of Mortality

    tags: meaning purpose meaninglessness motivation mortality life immortality mementomori psychology research ageing longevity wellbeing art anxiety

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