Change is the only constant, they say. We never realize its importance until we go through something that made us believe in this saying, That completely changes our perspective on the way we see our life.

Well, things that mattered to us in childhood are no longer wanted by us. Everything has changed. We grew up and now we value money more than relationships, we value hookups more than real love, we value big buildings more than peaceful nature. We value instant pleasure more than long term satisfaction. Our perspective on life has changed. But It's not a sudden change that completely swapped our perspective. It's a gradual process. We learn and we grow and try to figure out the meaning in each of our lessons learned through our journey.

In such context, comes the meaning of life. It's quiet difficult to explain what the meaning of life is. For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day, from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.

What does life means to you?

Well, I'll love to hear you. But for now, let me tell you what's the meaning of life for me. What's my perspective on life that has been shaped and being shaped continuously.

Well while narrating my experience I'll try to contrast the things I earlier believed, with the things I now believe in.

So let's start.

I believe that the meaning of life is not something that has to be found and written down in Oxford's dictionary. It's something that has to be felt, that has to be lived. I believe that your life has meaning when you give meaning to others' lives. It gains its meaning from giving, loving, and sympathizing with other human beings.

I believe that one's life is not necessarily meant to be wealthy, rich, famous, but it is definitely meant to be happy, joyous, and contented. Life is not to be measured by the standards created by the majority, rather it's about inventing the standards that fit you.

Life is not a set of rules that prevent you from being careless. Instead, life is, that you live while being free, while feeling your freedom, while being content with yourself. Life is not always about enjoyment, it's about finding meaning in your suffering too. Life is rejoicing every moment that you have. Life is something that you feel while listening to your favorite songs, while you exult in your favorite movie scenes. So all and all, life is poetry, life is music, life is a whole act of being present and happy in the given moment.

Life is not measured by how many people recognize you, it's surely not measured by your bank balance, not even by how beautiful or handsome you look. I think it's measured by how many people smile, then they hear your name. It's measured by how happy you're with whatever little you've. Life is for living and helping people to live theirs, it's not in conquering over one another.

People tend to make a lot of friends in the hope that, more people means more happiness and love. But it doesn't work like that. Even if you've 100 friends and none of them comes when you needed them the most, then what's the point of having them. On the other side, even if you have one good friend who always stands by your side, it makes your life meaningful. It gives your life meaning. It doesn't matter how many means you've to make your life successful, but you won't feel satisfied if it lacks meaning.

To understand the meaning of life, we need to understand that it can't be understood through some rocket science, or those thick scientific books. Nor it can be understood through a mind that has piled up with a lot of prejudices and biases. To understand its meaning, we've to think like a child. The way she looks at the world, the way she finds happiness even in the smallest of things.

We can't understand its meaning with our false notions of a successful life, which measures happiness with how many bungalows we have. We have to be someone, who finds life while dancing in rain, who finds life when catching glimpse of peaceful nature, who doesn't run after finding the meaning of life, instead live her life as if it is already meaningful. Today and forever.

At last, I want to quote Viktor Frankl here, as he rightly said that, "Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning."

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