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How to find meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in the modern world?
Frank Martela Ph.D.
Is life meaningful and valuable or a random accident? Instead of trying to discover true values, let's start designing better meaning in life for us all.
Marcus Aurelius was emperor of Rome when the Antonine Plague broke out. Discover how he used stoicism to remain calm.
In the wake of the crisis, many people are searching for meaning. Here's my recipe, as a researcher of meaning in life, on how to find it.
When optimism and pessimism don't help, how should you face the current crisis? You should start with acceptance, but after that you need one more thing.
How to find meaning in life in the midst of the spreading epidemic? By focusing on making the present moment more meaningful, you'll discover a few simple ingredients for meaning.
Frank Martela, Ph.D., is a philosopher and researcher at Aalto University in Helsinki.