I believe that this is not the last life. I believe the next life is going to be perfect and beautiful. I believe in God and Heaven. Let’s stop there with the theology of God but without that premiss, my idea of the meaning of life would be moot.
The only thing that matters in this life is relationship. This is my thesis.
It is not important whether I live longer, healthier, or more “right.” It is only important how I relate to others.
This does not mean that I live unhealthfully. I want to have the energy to have good relationships but my health or idea of what is healthy should never be a relationship breaker between me and another person.
This doesn’t mean that I am reckless and dangerous but my idea of what is safe should never be a relationship breaker between me and another person.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t stand up for what is right or what is just. But I am not the judge and if my idealism comes between me and someone (who is not directly causing harm to another), there is an issue with my way of standing up for justice.
Relationship is the meaning of life.
Thoughts? What is your idea of the meaning of your life? Do you have a different premiss and thesis statement?