Susan Wolf thinks that that meaning has both a subjective and an objective component On one hand a 2023
Susan Wolf thinks that that meaning has both a subjective and an objective component. On one hand, a person must enjoy, appreciate, or, in some broad sense, engage positively with something in order for it to contribute to their life’s meaning. On the other hand, they must be making an objective contribution to something that is valuable on its own, not something valuable just for how it benefits them. Meaningful lives participate in something larger than the individual whose life it is. Begin your paper by explaining the “passion view,” the “larger than oneself view,” and Wolf’s own hybrid view of meaning in life.
Then, give your own example of something that does or could ass extraordinary meaning to your life. Do not use Wolf’s own examples – be creative! Explain how that thing conforms to Wolf’s hybrid theory of meaning in life. Then identify what you think is the biggest obstacle to living a meaningful life in today’s society. Why is it such a big obstacle? This can be either an obstacle that you yourself are facing or something that you think prevents other people from living a life that is as meaningful as it could be.