Does life make sense in itself at the moment when we receive it, or we give meaning to life?
Life always makes sense, but at the beginning of a child’s life, it makes sense to others only. For a person, life gets a meaning when s/he becomes conscious, as s/he cannot understand the purpose without consciousness.
The meaning of life is appraising it with something. The significance of life arises through the godly course and actions, though sin-loving people believe that the meaning of life is in sinful pleasures and delights.
It means that we give sense to life through faith, moral perceptions, intelligence, as well as by the environment, social impact, by prevailing notions and even by the dictates arising from the conditions.
Therefore, the search for the meaning of human life or the adjustment of the meaning of life is not only a personal matter, but it often carries the stamp of various factors.
How can we understand those people who think the meaning of life is in death?
From a Christian point of view, we may say that the meaning of earthly life is in the living God-pleasant life and passing through death into the eternal life to have everlasting blessedness.
5th-century philosopher David the Invincible, like Plato, taught that philosophy is about the human capacity to become like God and contemplate death. But from the other point of view, we can talk about suicides, for which not the meaning of life, but the ultimate goal of life is death, which is condemnable.
For a believer neglecting this life and only considering the transition to eternity through death, a behavior of being indifferent about the realities of this life is unacceptable too. Life is the greatest gift, given by God, and the human being must live with a godly course, why not enjoy the benefits granted in life, family experience, honest communication with people, and the implementation of useful work.