I am writing an essay on "the meaning of life" and I need a great deal of help!So...What is the meaning of life? and what examples can I use to back these statements up?Any help is greatly...
Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you.
When you write an essay, YOU have to decide the answer and we can help you structure it. Let's say that you decide the meaning of life is to struggle with whatever obstacles come our way to find the lessons each obstacle can teach us which affect who we are as human beings. Once you have decided on the meaning, you need to find at least three ideas to prove your thesis. Let's say that you find school bo be one place you have obstacles; use several and how have they affected you or changed you as a person. Other places for obstacles are at home or in relationships or in spiritual growth or whatever you decide. Again, find examples and how have they affect you as a human being. The real issue here is that YOU must decide what you think the meaning of life is and then you will be able to back up your ideas with examples in the form of an essay.
This is a very personal topic. The meaning of life is different for everyone. You might find the meaning of life in a religious belief. You might find it in particular deeds or actions. Some people feel the meaning of life is simply to experience the journey. Each person you ask is going to have a different meaning of life; however, one person's meaning will not work for another person. Everyone must find their own meaning. Brainstorm some ideas of what YOU think life means. Then, you can list reasons that support that idea. Once you have a basic idea, you will be able to start your paper.
As has been said, this is quite a broad topic. You might choose to narrow the idea down to the most important role a person can play in life.
Is being a parent the most important thing a person can do? Is professional achievement the highest goal? Your answer to these questions can help to decide what to write about and how to define the "meaning of life" by looking at life's most meaningful roles/achievements.
Another possible meaning of life would be that it is about improving ourselves as much as possible, being the best people that we can be. If that is how you want to define the meaning of life, then you might have such topics as
- what it means to be a good person
- what sorts of ways you might have to struggle to be a good person
- how being a good person would enrich your life.
I have to agree that this is a very personal topic. While suggestions may be helpful to streamline your essay, or offer possible answers, you have to be the one to decide. As for me, I believe that the meaning of life is embedded within a person. One must question their own values, morality, faith, and character to decide.