THE MEANING OF LIFE AS A PERSONAL PHENOMENONJournal: SCIENTIFIC BULLETIN OF UZHHOROD UNIVERSITY, SERIES «PEDAGOGY. SOCIAL WORK» (Vol.38, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2016-06-05
Authors : Smuk Oksana;
Page : 262-264
Keywords : meaning of life; values; worldview crisis; self-realization; self-sufficiency.;
In the modern age the meaning of life problem is particularly acute. At time when there is a global revaluation of all values and breaking traditions, ever more clearly reveal fragility, instability of human life, loss, lack of sense creates a human existential vacuum condition which leads to serious consequences of mental disorders and suicide. Man increasingly absorbs the flow of mass culture, mass consumption standards. And not to choke on it, not to lose the identity of a person needs to develop life position, which would based on personal believes about the meaning of life. Turning era, combined with deep ideological crisis that actualize the problem of meaning in life. The changes taking place in society, creates a qualitatively new socio-spiritual atmosphere, it distinguishes known contradictions and struggle opinion, active moral quest pluralism, which certainly affects also the need for awareness of human content of his own, actively seeking their place and role in a changing reality. The urgency of developing the problem is growing and due to the complexity of social processes increasing exposure to the role of the subjective and personal factors. All this requires a philosophical understanding of the problem. The essential meaning of life parameters are: a conscious attitude to his subject, result, value of life of a particular individual, the individual's place in life and its values. The main criterion finding circumstances that can add life relatively high importance, it concluded that a person can be self-sufficient (in self, or self-improvement, in his capture), and these conditions should apply not only himself, but others, that the consequences of life find the greatest importance only in relation to the people around them. Equally important is the issue in this question of the value of life and it is central, because life - the only criterion and condition for the existence of any other value. Depending on understand the value of life will form relationships between people, society and relations with a man. A clear imagination about the content and purpose of your life is the foundation, the driving force of human existence, a strategic tool that allows you not to surrender, but rather to overcome all difficulties and trials in life. But to do this, that a man has decided, she told a particular meaning to their existence, found its purpose, according to their abilities, made their life most fruitful, useful and necessary.
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