Douglas Rushkoff: Meaning Makers

Douglas Rushkoff 2Excellence Reporter: Professor Rushkoff, what is the meaning of life?

Douglas Rushkoff: Meaning is not something that “is”. There’s no “what”. The search for meaning in life is a fruitless journey for external validation.

Meaning is not something we discover but something we make. That’s what people are: meaning makers. Life can mean whatever we want to make it mean. Pretending that meaning is some pre-existing truth is a way of relinquishing responsibility and authority for reality.


~Douglas Rushkoff
Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics, Queens College/CUNY

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