In this talk which is the 1stin a new series about Life’s Meaning and Purpose, we revisit the how the lack of real direction, purpose, and meaning in people’s lives is causing great stress, anxiety, depression, and unhappiness in society. Social commentators and mental health experts have dubbed it the great unhappiness epidemic.

We unpack the problem so that when we consider an alternative, we have a context to evaluate a possible spiritual solution.

In considering the purpose and meaning of life, we also need to share a common understanding of what the word “life” means or can mean.