Life is a dance. It has no meaning that is apparent to us.

So we make our meaning.

**PAIN** is the variable we adjust.

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To be meaningful, we must undertake those activities that push us into discomfort.
Interestingly, true meaning occurs when we become so absorped in what we are doing that we feel no pain. We flow/dance/play. “Flow”

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(Discomfort is not meaningless pain. A painful incurable disease has no meaning and death would be humane. However in most countries it is still illegal for humans to be humane.)

The opposite of meaningful discomfort is the sole preoccupation with sensual and earthly pleasure. There can be no worthwhile meaning in this.

**HOPE** and **VISION** and the other 2 ingredients.

…stay broke
…work in the direction of your dreams