callivert - 12:51 am on Jul 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
Two thoughts. First, work is survival, just as our ancestors hunted for survival. Maybe they asked each other what the meaning of all this hunting was, as they padded along the savannah looking for prey. I'd like to think that they did. But work is necessary, and it is noble. It's not just about medical research and soup kitchens either. I respect people who fill a niche in society, who contribute to the great tapestry, whatever that niche is, whether it's a taxi driver or a farm laborer.
Second, our purpose from a genetic point of view is literally to have kids. Do that, and there's a good chance that your life will be flooded with meaning.