To say something with is reliant on interpretation has meaning, is just a game which the mind plays, which is that is when it is of certain ability it looks for and to apply meaning to things which otherwise have no actual intrinsic meaning.
Life is nothing but intrisic( biological, instinctive) meaning, and Interpretive(variable, imaginative, intellectual) meaning.
Most of us have no ability to find real conscious meaning from babies, and it takes the life long maturity and growth of our intellect in order for us to see the things around us and REALIZE or apply to or interpret as, for our own selves, useful meanings in things lacking intrinsic meaning.
Maturity means growth by biological aging and perception based on life experience based theory making.
The meaning in life and of life is to gradually become aware of the meaning around us in perpetuity so that we soon come to realize the meaning in an unlimited amount of things and it is by those things that we shape the value of our world, whether good or bad.
All things have meaning only once you first have the ability to read, or look to perceive meaning from them. Without an awareness of mind to seek a meaning in something without a biological, instinctive, and intrinsic meaning – the perceived thing cannot have a real meaning to the viewer, who can’t understand or read meaning into it.
For this reason, we all differ in things with no intrinsic meaning, and this is because their meaning is not inherent but rather contingent on our intellect for searching out and applying meaning within a perceived thing.
In this way, items of no intrinsic meaning aren’t full of meaning within themselves but rather objects which mirror back to us ourselves.
We through life experience, expectations, and imaginative ability to construct and form a meaning use these objects to reflect back to us our very opinions.
If the animal of our biology has no perceived meaning of a thing, such as a text, then the thing has no meaning other than what we are consciously seeking from it, or applying TO it.
If we don’t seek meaning where there is none, we effectively shut down the game which our mind gravitated towards us doing and we live in a way which is content with things only as they are.
It is the mind which in its response to the lack of need to worry only about biological survival over compensates in order to transfer that energy to something else.
It is that something else which is the game of looking for meaning in things which have no intrinsic meaning, and this is a game of the intellect.
Once we play into this game, in any fascit it is nearly impossible to stop. These are the great scholars and academics of life.
The difference between an academic and a person at total mental peace is the fact that the academic scholar uses his intellect to seek the meaning, define, and apply the meaning to objects of existence with otherwise no meaning. It is this game that’s never ending, this because the meaning of any one thing with out intrinsic meaning is dependent on the observer alone.
Meaning is defined by the eyes of the one first looking to perceive, and yet there can be no meaning if the mind of the one observing doesn’t consciously become of the possibility for meaning or curiosity for it in the first place.
The way to stillness the other way completely.
Yet the way to constand studiousness, interpretive duty and academics is to allow oneself to be wrapped up in the minds game of seeking meaning where there stands nine.
Each path is for the individual to decide on there own.
The path you decide will ultimately decide the contentment of your life. Yet that is merely for each of us to decide.