Today, I’d like to add another hypothetical question to the library. It contains a binary choice that I guarantee you’ll never have to actually make. It’s concerned with two attributes of life that humanity, as a whole, cannot stop thinking about; happiness and meaning. And keep in mind that there’s no middle ground here. You can’t hedge and opt for some invisible third option, or find a loophole that allows you to dance around the choice you have to make. Here’s the question:
Consider the following options:
1) A life with no meaning, but great happiness.
2) A life with no happiness, but great meaning.
Which would you choose, and why?