A practical guide to one of the greatest questions we will ever face.

A practical guide to one of the greatest questions we will ever face.

£10.00


Free Shipping

For orders over £25

Giving Back

To the planet

Sip & Save

Earn rewards with every order

Free Shipping

For orders over £20

Giving Back

To the planet

Sip & Save

Earn rewards with every order

THE MEANING OF LIFE

A practical guide to one of the greatest questions we will ever face.

To wonder too openly or intensely about the meaning of life can seem a peculiar, ill-fated and faintly ridiculous pastime. It can seem like a topic on which ordinary mortals cannot make much progress. In truth, it is for all of us to wonder about, define and work towards a more meaningful existence.

This book considers a range of options for where the meaning of life is to be found, including love, family, friendship, work, self-knowledge and nature. We learn why certain things feel meaningful while others don't, and consider how we might introduce more meaning into our activities. What questions we will ever face.

CHAPTERS INCLUDE:
   ○ Source of Meaning

1. Love

2. Family

3. Work

4. Friendship

5. Culture

6. Politics

7. Nature

8. Philosophy

   ○ Obstacles to Meaning

1. Vague self-understanding

2. Provincialism

3. Selflessness

4. Immortality

5. The art of storytelling


EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK:



On Meaningful Work


 "We are taught by economics to think for ourselves as, for the most part, selfish creatures. It can seem as if what we primarily want from  work is money. What is far more striking is the extent to which we require work to be - as we put it- 'meaningful'. A job can pay well and offer immense prestige, but, unless is it meaningful, it may eventually stifle us and crush our spirits."



On Meaning from Family


"One of the things that makes families so important and so meaningful is that they are centers of  unashamed nepotism. We are used to thinking negatively of nepotism. We are taught that a good society is one in which people rise and fall according to their own merits or flaws, and do not gain unfair favour from their families. But, in a crucial emotional sense at least, most of us don't actually believe this. We are all, more or less, emotional nepotists."



On Meaning from Friendship


"Friendship should be an important center of meaning, and yet it is also a routinely disappointing reality. The key to the problem of friendship is found in an odd-sounding place: we lack a sense of purpose.  Our attempts at friendship tend to go adrift because we collectively resist the task of developing a clear picture of what friendship should really be for."


Hardback book  |  135pp  |  169 x 129 mm  |  Ribbon Marker  |  Colour Images

Reviews



JOIN OUR ADVENTURE @MUAVE.TEA


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE


Muave - Ethereal Loose Leaf Tea - Apple Pieces, Orange, Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric Inclusion, Rose Hips, Black Peppercorn, Mango Pieces, Natural Orange Flavour, Marigold Flowers And Natural Mango Flavour
£6.50
Muave - Crime Of Passion - Valerian Root, Honeybush Tea, Chamomile Flowers, Spearmint Leaves, Passion Flowers, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Cherries And Blue Cornflowers
£6.00
Muave - Chai-life Loose Leaf Tea - Black Tea, Cloves, Ginger, Cardamon, Natural Cinnamon Flavour And Cinnamon
£6.50
Muave Bloody Elixir Loose Leaf Tea - Orange, Hibiscus, Rose Hips And Natural Orange Flavour
£6.50

GET 15% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER

Stay in the loop on exclusive offers, new arrivals, and so much more.