Life is an endless series of social engagements. Our values are thus results of trial and error on the job training in the business of life. Circumstances and situations shape and mold our values. No society or individual’s circumstances and situations are the same, hence no society’s or individual’s values are the same.
Religious and cultural value systems may aid the individual in terms of general moral teachings, yet one’s moral code is incorporated into the trial and error business of one’s personal life, and thus remains but a personal value. No religion or culture has a Copyright on goodness, hence such matters are personal and are incorporated into the trial and error business of one’s personal life.
There is no preset purpose to one’s life or inherent meaning to our existence. We are natural beings who exist within the framework of natural principles. Thus the meaning one attaches to one’s own life is for that individual, the meaning of life.
And so the process of the trial and error business of life and the endless series of social engagements continues….