The Search for Meaning

Darren Cole – Deakin University

What is with the human fascination for meaning?

They spend their entire lives searching for it, doing anything to find it.

But few do.

Religion, pleasure, charity, intelligence.

These things are thought to bring meaning.

But not one person understands.

There is no great meaning,

No one idea on the reason for life.

Humans give meaning to themselves,

That is the way I wanted it,

And that is the way it must be.

I just hope they figure it out before they destroy each other.


Darren Cole is a twenty-year-old Geelong writer who hopes to one day work in the film/television industry, or work in comics. Usually a genre writer, Darren likes to branch out and try other styles whenever possible.