From an interview with Lewis Wolpert, developmental biologist:
why should there be a meaning? I mean, we want a cause as to why we’re here, but I’m afraid there isn’t one. I don’t find it depressing at all. #
It’s exactly what I believe. Unfortunately for me, IÂ doÂ find it depressing, at least when I’m dissatisfied with other aspects of my life (love, career, money), which is almost always. Not believing that there’s any higher meaning puts a lot of pressure on one to achieve material success.
Where others might take their solace in religion, I tend to take mine in fiction, whereÂ IÂ canÂ brushÂ off the fantasy that events fall in place according to an overarching plan and purpose as a conceit for the sake of aesthetics or entertainment.