Meaningful (vs. meaningless)

This belief concerns value in the world. On the one hand, most things matter and have worth. On the other, most things are pointless. What “mattering” means is not specified.

Everything is a waste of time.

— Twitter post, 2012

So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

— King Solomon, Ecclesiastes 2:27, circa 300 B.C.E.

Nothing is without meaning.

— Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children, 2010

Seeing the world as Meaningful is an important part of the big-three primal Enticing. It appears difficult to see the world as a fairly meaningless place and maintain positive mental health outcomes although much more research remains to be done.