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What are some resources for understanding meaning/value/purpose?

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try reading all religious wisdom and realise its all from the same origin, thats also where meaning comes from.

ubdeniably a fact.

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Leos video on meaning value and purpose, and contemplation. Broke my shit for two years


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Viktor Frankl's book "Man's search for meaning" is pretty canonical. Jonathan Haidt's phenomenal book "The Righteous mind" gives you an overview of the differences in meaning-making between liberals and conservatives, and the overlapping causal biological and temperamental systems. As Enhance has said, reading ancient wisdom traditions is a good start, they take you to the core of (textual) human meaning-making, Jordan Peterson synthesizes these primordial traditions In his exquisite book "Maps of meaning", really one hell of book! (controversial opinion, I know)

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@enhance Care to elaborate

@mmKay Yeah seems like that video seeded a fucking nihilistic based depressed state in me. Been trying to understand its material deeper to this day.

@EnlightenmentBlog Any recommendations on specific reads relating to meaning, nihilism, purpose, value, etc?

@fluffy Appreciate it - will try to check it out. Do you thing those resources are helpful in curing nihilism based depression? I think I will need more of a "spirtual / enlightenment" based perspective

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