“We humans appear to be meaning-seeking creatures who have had the misfortune of being thrown into a world devoid of intrinsic meaning. One of our major tasks is to invent a meaning sturdy enough to support a life and to perform the tricky maneuver of denying our personal authorship of this meaning. Thus we conclude instead that it was “out there” waiting for us…”
— Irvin D. Yalom, MD, from chapter 44 ‘Talk About Life Meaning’, in The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients