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  • The Power of Meaning

  • Crafting a Life That Matters
  • By: Emily Esfahani Smith
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
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This wise, stirring book argues that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives and is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness. There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit - that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to figure out life's great secret. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us - right here, right now.

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  • Meandering

  • By LS on 09-27-17

Amazing book

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Reviewed: 02-05-17

I know I will read this book again. Emily Esfahani Smith takes an incredible look at the meaning of life and how we lead our lives through both rigorous research and story-telling. She connects you deeply to the characters in her book and draws you through their thought process. The questions she raises and conclusions she reaches surely provide a map of how to interpret and live your life, perhaps different than before. What a joy to find which pillar or pillars reach more deeply to you and provide clearer guidance as we all make our way through this thing called life.

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