Someone on Quora asked me to play the three-word game with the meaning of life, so here it is—the meaning of life in as few words as possible:
In one word: Growth.
In three words: Growth through experience.
In the minimum number required to explain all eight of the components I identified:
Growth through chosen experiences driven by desires sustained by belief indicated by emotions guided by ethics leveraging support.
Yeah, that's kind of a long sentence, but it works!