Ash, thanks so much. 🙂 Your reference to the ‘Life of Pi’ movie is perfect: I laughed at that part of the movie because I remember feeling how so very true it was. We’re designed to seek meaning from the things we do, even if that meaning is mundane (or non-existent and made-up!).
One of my favorite things to do when I’m people-watching (or car-watching) is to wonder where all those people are going, what is motivating them to do what they do? I think it’s easy to get caught up doing things not because they genuinely feel meaningful, but because we’ve given up questioning their meaning. (“They must be meaningful if everybody else does them, right?”)