The Meaning of Life for Non-Religious People (video)

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The British Humanist Association and funny-man Stephen Fry join forces to explore how people without faith can find happiness.

Metal Detecting and the Meaning of Life

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How Vincent O’Keefe’s quick trip to the beach became a grand journey through time.

“To Invent Your Own Life’s Meaning Is Not Easy” – Advice From Bill Watterson, Drawn By Zen Pencils

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Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin & Hobbes, offers men some of the most important advice about life you’ll ever hear, made into a comic by Zen Pencils.

7 Things I Wish I Could Tell My College Self

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It’s too late for Jason Henry, but perhaps you can learn from his college mistakes.

The Next Life [Book Excerpt: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared]

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My brother Bret started the next life at forty, when he departed from this world by suicide.

‘Peter Pan Syndrome’ Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

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Does the pop psych notion of Peter Pan Syndrome give boyish traits a bad reputation?

Unconquered

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Jeff Swain defines ‘unconquered,’ with some help from his friends: William Ernest ‘Captain of My Soul’ Henley and Tom Petty.

The Circle of Life

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The Beatles, The Bible, and the Sanskrit word for bliss: Jeff Swain explains how by following our bliss, we find our purpose.

Prizefighters and Poppas

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What does the life deliberately and well lived look like?

A Grief So Profound

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What can we learn from ancient myths about grief and mourning in the present?

Cockfighters and Poets

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What the cockfighter and the artist have in common is what they put on the line.

On Turning 40

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Have the Baby Boomers ruined aging for the rest of us?

The Meaning of Life

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Jeff Swain’s new column on The Good Life explores the myths that tell the story of what it is to be a human being.

After 40 Years, What Now?

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Mark D. White turns forty, quotes Tolstoy realizes the meaning of life is up to him, and wonders when “good” is “good enough”

Does Your Soul Have a Goal?

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Paul Leroux discusses the ways in which today’s man can find purpose in life.