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What does it mean to live a meaningful life? Am I living a meaningful life simply because I say so? Is life meaningful only when I’m happy? Or is there more to it than that?
Such matters certainly involve a high degree of personal subjectivity. However, the psychologist, researcher, and meaning expert, Dr. Paul Wong, believes that meaningful living can be described in a more precise manner.
According to Wong, the 7 pillars of a meaningful life involve:
1. Believing that there is inherent meaning in human existence
2. Having a deep understanding of who you are and how you fit in
3. Discovering your unique passion and mission
4. Fulfilling your best potentials and becoming your best self
5. Striving to serve something that is bigger and longer lasting than yourself
6. Relating well to people, especially to loved ones
7. Feeling fulfilled that you are living a productive life as a decent human being
To what extent do these 7 pillars describe you? What areas of your life feel more or less meaningful? Let us know in the comments box below.
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