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For Thanksgiving, some answers on the meaning of life

For Thanksgiving, some answers on the meaning of life
It’s Thanksgiving season, and whatever your manner of celebration, chances are that you’ll enjoy some time off from work. If, like most of us, you’re gathering with family and friends, you might even

If, like most of us, you’re gathering with family and friends, you might even pause to consider what exactly gives meaning to your life.For many, it seems, work was a source of meaning in life long before we set about the conscious search for meaning in life.That’s more time for family and friends — the things that give life meaning — than at any time in recorded history.Nearly everywhere, occupation or material well-being occupied the second spot.

, just behind material well-being, for which work is the typical source, unless you inherit wealth (or become well-off through some less savory means)." True, the early hunter-gatherers worked less than many of today’s professionals do — an estimated 8 hours a day for men and 10 hours a day for women — but they also had a life expectancy of perhaps 30 years, not least because their existence was ravaged by predators and disease.

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