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Nathanael Garrett Novosel, April 1 2020

8 Types of People Who Don't Find Life Meaningful

While I hope that you are living a happy, fulfilling, meaningful life, it is possible that you are not.  In either case, an effective way to ensure that you can get or stay on the right path is by looking at the most common reasons why people might not feel a sense of meaning and purpose in life.  Hopefully, learning from others struggles can make your life easier and more fulfilling.

Below are eight examples of people who may not find meaning in their lives, including their situations and reasons for not finding meaning:

Unfortunately, the fact is that many people aren't feeling a sense of meaning and fulfillment in their lives because they fit into the above (or similar) categories.  However, the good news is that it is possible to find a meaning in life when you aren't seeing one now.  To find meaning, you just need to identify growth areas where you want to improve, choose to partake in experiences that will get you there, believe you can get there and will be happy when you’re there, take the journey without hurting anyone else, and get/give help along the way.  It’s that simple to find meaning, and it’s as certain as math or physics that this approach works because it’s the exact set of components that cause humans to find their lives meaningful.

If you have run into the above or other circumstances and are looking for purpose in life, best of luck to you on your search.  The above list hopefully will help you as you think through why you might be in your current situation, what is causing it, and what you can do to get out of it.  Note that there is nothing necessarily wrong with being in those situations; you might just be struggling to find meaning in them for the reasons highlighted above.

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