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Meaning & Purpose

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”

― Joseph Cambell

How We Define Meaning

Meaning
/ˈmēniNG/

Noun

1. The thing one intends to convey, especially by language
2. The significance or purpose of something

Man’s search for meaning is perhaps the ultimate quest of life. And so, we wonder, is meaning something that already exists for you to find or is meaning something that you create?

We recognize that meaning is subjective. What life means to one person it may not mean to another. But, that doesn’t make meaning any less important. By finding meaning in something, we give it significance, value, and purpose.

Why We Value Meaning in Education

We seek to create educational programs that support each student in connecting with and finding their own meaning. To give something meaning is to give it value and importance. By connecting our students with meaning, we help them find more value in their education and in their lives as a whole.

When it means something to them, they care. If they care, they learn. If they learn, they grow.

“The purpose of this life is to live a life with purpose. Life without a cause is life without effect. ” – Wookiefoot.”

How We Define Purpose

Purpose
/ˈpərpəs/

Noun

1. The reason for which something exists, or is created, used, etc.
2. An intended or desired result, one’s goal or aspiration
3. One’s resolve or determination

Purpose is the reason or intention behind something. It gives you a sense of direction and motivates you to move forward. Purpose is important because it brings meaning to life and answers your “why”.. If you don’t know why you are doing something and you’re just doing something for the sake of doing it, then it probably doesn’t mean much to you.

Why We Value Purpose in Education

Why are we here? What is the purpose of a human being? What is the purpose of life? Do humans have choice or control in their own purpose?

We do not seek to answer those questions, but simply to ask them.We believe in asking why and helping students uncover their own “why” Helping students connect to a greater purpose in turn helps them find meaning in value in their education and ultimately in their lives.

We also seek to uphold the highest purpose of education which is to bring out the best that is already in the student, to help him fulfill his own destiny and find his own meaning and purpose in life.

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