I suppose it’s human nature to project ourselves into others and assume they have the same wants and needs we do.
I write about meaning and purpose because it’s important to me. And I assume it’s important to you too.
Actually there’s plenty of evidence that others are looking for meaning and purpose in their lives.
But the secular world doesn’t spend much time or effort talking about it. I suppose that’s because it’s not scientifically measurable. Or maybe the secular world feels it has too many religious connotations.
But our need for meaning and purpose is a very real issue. In fact our need for meaning and purpose is the very reason that religions have survived and grown so popular. Religion is a man made solution to satisfying our quest for meaning and purpose. The historical success of religion is prima facie evidence of mankind’s universal need for meaning and purpose.
But religions have run into their natural limits. The geographic isolation of religions used to be their strength. But now it’s a major weakness highlighted by a mobile society and the free flow of information.
We as a society have come full circle and are back to where we were thousand of years ago. With an almost universally unmet need for meaning and purpose.
This isn’t a new problem. It’s a very old problem. It’s not a religious problem. It’s a secular problem.
Society is still new at this field because we got sidetracked by religion and have grown mentally weak in the field. Secular society needs to main stream this issue in order to build a solid foundation of thinking so people will have secular models to use in their quest.