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  1. My life is certainly not empty. True, there is a lack of meaning, but this is normal, you should not worry about it. How to increase the amount of meaning, each person can understand for himself.

  2. This statement is a rationalization of the internal conflict between spontaneity and rationality. The author is dissatisfied with himself and in order to find balance, he tries to prove to himself that his situation is the same as that of others, because in principle, feeling different from the environment is a stressful situation for the brain. A more rational strategy would be to say, ” People around me sometimes feel the lack of meaning in their lives, everyone faces this problem equally, they deserve my compassion and condescension, and I should not despise myself too much if I feel the meaninglessness of my existence.” Further, the realization that this problem is common to almost everyone equally and is the norm should gradually lead to the realization that a person is free to determine the meaning of his own existence, roughly speaking, to do what he wants and enjoy it, if this does not prevent others from living in the same way. ).

  3. My life is quite bright and informative, there is everything and it can be imagined as a library with its own file cabinet and exciting sources of literature for every taste and preference.

  4. Unfortunately, the poetically expressive phrase “the meaning of life”, which each of us at least once and inaccurately used in vain in suitable or not very suitable situations, does not pass linguistic verification for validity. The concept of “life”, whether defined as existence, continuous perception, or a set of phenomena, cannot contain meaning, just as a chess move cannot have a smell, a headache cannot have a color, or the sound of dripping water has no design. All this is just a misuse of the words LIFE and MEANING. This is something about linguistics.
    As for philosophy, the course of thinking about the problem of the purpose of existence depends on the doctrine in which we consider it . For a universal scheme in this case, we can take the problem of existential self-determination. That is, the conditional variable “MEANING” of your being accepts any stuffing you consciously or unconsciously choose. Religious people do not ask this question, because the purpose of their existence is to serve God, and existence itself flows into the afterlife (according to religion). People who use all their skills and emotional energy to improve their ways of earning money have their own unshakable meaning – to acquire capital. Even if it seems ridiculous and empty to you from the outside. The meaning of existence, if we have already made concessions and decided not to notice the aforementioned error in word usage, is SUBJECTIVE, and can and even should change based on the current worldview and set of values of the subject. Well, in general, the question of the “MEANING OF LIFE” in this formulation is probably put only together with a bottle of vodka on the table by philosophers in stretched T-shirts-drunks or in weak teenage minds who want to immediately reject the value system and appropriate way of thinking imposed by society and temporarily choose an alternative world of detachment and self-flagellation, but it is worth considering that this is also a CHOICE, and

  5. Emptiness is a space for creativity. Life would be boring if I found out that it has a written meaning. How was this played out in Smeshariki: “What if the point is not to eat jam, or to get up early in the morning? If you just think about the meaning, make excuses, and so on, it won't do anything. It is necessary to seek, receive pleasure/lack of pleasure already from the very path that we call life. Emptiness is just as important as fullness.�

    Therefore, for me, it is very important to perceive life as an empty sheet, clean of meaning. So at least it's more interesting.

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