Human beings of all ages, genders, nationalities, and ethnic groups are on a search for purpose and significance. Consider:
√ the multitude of religions in the world that seek to explain our existence.
√ the large and growing number of books on the “self-help” shelves in bookstores.
√ the enormous emphasis in Western countries on self-actualization.
√ the scientific community’s continual pursuit of the origins of life.
√ the ongoing struggle of Third-World peoples to gain freedom and a sense of identity for their nations and themselves.