The meaning of any action is its , all are about leading a meaningful life. So the can be called «The 7 Meanings of Life»., that governs , is located inside . So it must be constructed around a specific recognizable . Because the
Be careful: One of the Quests says that the Meaning of Life is «»; or we can put it another way: « ». It's easy to get confused by this .
For many, but not all, «happiness» is the core Good». We can include «meaning», as another —and then, because all are forms of «goodness», these two values become interchangeable. Happiness gives meaning, and meaning gives happiness. This is not a tautology.that powers this special nested system of . The ensures that we view the as intrinsically «
Note: The focus here on other answers to the «Meaning of Life» conundrum. These other answers relate to Frameworks in other parts of the Taxonomy.does not reduce the significance or value of
Now see the 7 formal names provisionally assigned to the :
These comprehensive overview that identifies similarities and differences.are proposed as the special purposive types/systems whose is happiness or meaning. It is inconceivable that these have not been identified and described many times over in the millennia of human cultural history. So nothing in the list will be new to any reader. Still it is quite possible that the nature of the has never been fully perceived. This is because they can only be properly understood by a
Prior to the present era of free thought and open access to knowledge, discovery would have been rather difficult. Even given those benefits and despite their importance, it was not at all obvious to me initially what thewere. Once identified, common properties could be clarified.
The difficulties here were, in principle, no greater than that which led to identification of the 7 decision-methods. In practice, they were far greater because it is much easier to watch managers decide than to observe people living their lives. Social scientists and disciplined professional consultants had produced accounts and prescriptions for deciding. Nothing similar and scientifically congenial was available for existence.
This exposition broadly follows the path of my inquiries. (Of course, later findings, as always, led to adjustments of earlier formulations). To make each recognizable, this initial section: 7 «Purposes of Life» takes them one by one and for each:
The next section: Initial Review provides the first summary review. Following this review, you should have a clear conception and some feeling for each of the , even those that seem alien. If there are not too many errors, this will serve as the foundation for further inquiry and discovery.
The Planes of Existence section discovers something remarkable: the Types can become holistic, seemingly through the power of the human imagination to construct . Each of these hypothetical handles one perfectly, and each operates on its own The are even more significant than the because differences between people living on the various are readily evident in our psychosocial worlds. There is also interaction between the / which can be represented with a Tree framework.
► Start exploring now with the commonest Pleasure and for Meaning.: for
Originally posted: 8-Jun-2012