“Meaning is not what you start with but what you end up with.”— Peter Elbow
Meaning is accumulations of our past experiences. The meanings are the highlight of our experiences. We tend to reflect on the highlights because they bring us back to those moments in time. We have a tendency to want to re-experience those moments whether they are good or bad. Our meanings are the end result of our experiences. Life is worth living when there is meaning. They’re meaningful people we have grown together over the years, meaningful places that we’ve visited and meaningful things we have done with our lives. Sentimental value is something we place on an object or symbol that represent a memory of significant person or a past family member that holds a lot of meaning.