One Apple A Day #743 – does it make sense?1 min read

This question has been walking with me since yesterday.

Does it make sense?

Whatever I’m doing, writing, saying, thinking right now. 

Whatever it’s happening to me or anyone else in the world at this moment.

Does it make sense?

In the dictionary to make sense means to have a clear meaning. 

So it’s something different from being reasonable, right, or logical. And also from being pleasurable, satisfying or rewarding.

Something makes sense when it’s meaningful.

Viktor Frankl wrote that “the meaning of life, differ from man to man, and from moment to moment. Thus it is impossible to define the meaning of life in a general way.” 

I believe it works for everything in life. Things don’t have a meaning; we give them a meaning. 

Last days I learned that only when I sense the meaning of what I do, I make it work. If it doesn’t make sense to me, I go in half-hearted. Even if it’s the right thing to do or the most reasonable in that context, I don’t achieve the desired outcome.

Things are even more complicated when it’s not about making sense of my choices or actions, but of events on which I don’t have control. Yet even in that case, it’s up to me to make sense of them.

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.” – Viktor Frankl

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