Ten themes emerged from the study: Life is to be enjoyed; We are here to help others; The meaning of life is a mystery; Life is meaningless; We are here to serve God; Life is a struggle; We are here to contribute to society; We are here to seek wisdom and self-actualisation; We must create meaning for ourselves; and Life is absurd. Using the study as a basis, this book contains an eclectic mix of 250 quotations. Some are profound, others are witty - all of them are true.
Richard Kinnier is a professor of counselling psychology at Arizona State Univeristy in the USA. His research interests include topics related to values and the meaning of life.