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Georg von Tiesenhausen

Date of Birth: May 18, 1914

Date Submitted: March 27, 2017

Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

What is the meaning of life?

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My first response to your request was an elaborate historical overview of the meaning of life in the minds of temporary humans.

Then I decided to provide a more consolidated aspect of the meaning of life as it evolved in humans over the ages, one that can be expressed in a concentrated form.  Here it is:

The meaning of life means to leave behind you a positive imprint on other humans and on the world.  This imprint shall consist of love, respect, concern for others, creativity, faith hopefulness, sacrifice, and being an inspiration for and to other humans.

In one sentence: “The meaning of life is to make a difference.”

This can carry humans through the ages of evolution in an often hostile world.  It may truly lift him beyond life and death.

The author tried to make this the motto of his life.

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