#103 - The Power of Meaning with Emily Esfahani Smith

The Power of Meaning Summary

Too many of us believe that the search for meaning is an esoteric pursuit—that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to discover life’s secrets. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us—right here, right now.

To explore how we can craft lives of meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith synthesizes a kaleidoscopic array of sources—from psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, and neuroscientists to figures in literature and history such as George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle, and the Buddha. Drawing on this research, Smith shows us how cultivating connections to others, identifying and working toward a purpose, telling stories about our place in the world, and seeking out mystery can immeasurably deepen our lives.

Golden Nuggets From The Power of Meaning

Golden Nugget #1 - The First Pillar of Living a Meaningful Life: Belonging [11.10]

Golden Nugget #2 - The First Pillar of Living a Meaningful Life: Purpose [17.05]

Golden Nugget #3 - The First Pillar of Living a Meaningful Life: Storytelling [25.10]

Golden Nugget #4 - Ryan's Comeback Story: [34.25]

Golden Nugget #5 -  The First Pillar of Living a Meaningful Life: Transcendence [36.20]

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