What drives meaning?

Ted Bauer
2 min readDec 8, 2021

Some good Pew data here on what makes life meaningful, including the image above. This is from a study of 19,000 adults across 17 industrialized nations, and it does make you wonder who in the USA was being surveyed, because “Occupation” in the four-slot does not sound like the USA’s work-until-it-breaks-you culture. Here’s kinda the “nut” or summary graph:

From analyzing people’s answers, it is clear that one source of…

Ted Bauer

Mostly write about work, leadership, friendship, masculinity, male infertility, and some other stuff along the way. It's a pleasure to be here.