|lack of meaning ———–||injustice
|rush ———————————||full schedule
|quiet ————————–||living space
|health ————————||safe environment
|social interactions —||rituals
|personal freedom ——-||human rights
access to education
The survival of welfare depends on the survival of meaning. No meaning, no hope. No hope, no movement. No movement, no achievement. No achievement, no welfare.
What is meaning? Where is it created? Can it be bought? Can it be exchanged? Can it be enhanced? Can it be simplified? Made available for free? Can it be shared? Capitalized? Preserved for future generations?
Who has access to meaning? The rich? The powerful? The poor? The forgotten? Religion? Art? Advertisement?
Who lacks meaning and why? Can meaning be lost? Forgotten? Hidden? Stolen maybe? Smashed out of one’s soul? Shot dead? Imprisoned? Tortured?
Can we spread meaning by means of war? Can war destroy meaning?
Is meaning contagious? Can it be learnt? Taught? Taken over? Passed on? Told? Drawn? Painted or sung? Written, read, heard, seen or felt?
Is there a physiologic factor for meaning? Can it be cured? Injected in your veins? Sniffed or smoked?
Is meaning stable or is it transforming? Can it be ordered and studied in a scientific way? Is it predictable? Chaotic? Beautiful or good? Fair maybe? Or maybe casual?
Where is meaning located? Is it in the things or in our minds? Does it live in the words we speak or in the air we breathe? Is it in me or in you? Do I have meaning? Do I make meaning? Do I perceive it? Or possess it? Or dictate it? Am I perhaps overflown by meaning? Possessed by it? Controlled? Imprisoned by meaning?
Can meaning be measured? Counted? Numbered? Defined in some kind of geometry? Is there a topology of meaning? Do we know if it is dense, concave, a space or perhaps a fractal? Do we have models for meaning?
Does meaning walk on the streets or does it live in a ivory tower? Is it reachable for everyone of just for a few elected? Is it above us or among us? Maybe it resides only in the northern regions? Or only around the poles? Does it cumulate and expand or does it spread uniformly and evenly?
Is meaning scarce? Is it renewable or recyclable? Can we manage it? Protect or cultivate it? And is it cyclical? Does it know recession and growth? Does meaning perform?