One thing I hear from some folks who are religious is that life without a god or spirituality has no meaning. Since leaving my faith, I've found this idea to ring very hollow. If anything, it's given me more appreciation and thirst for life. I realize not all atheists and agnostics feel this way. Some feel life is meaningless when met with the idea that in the end the universe may face a heat death anyway, despite our efforts. Still, we choose to plug along in life.
What gives your life meaning, enjoyment, or depth? Is it simple, complex, or just personal?
For me, I have many things I enjoy doing, but when all the fluff is scraped away, what's left is an insatiable curiosity for everything that exists in the world. I love learning, I love testing what I learn, and I love walking into new situations just to see what comes of it. I also love being a positive influence on the world. I value seeing a job well done, I value the wellbeing of people around me, and I want to see the world change in a positive way. Lastly, I just enjoy experiencing life; a simple walk in the woods does wonders for my psyche.
What about you folks?