There has been a lot of hype these past few years in relation to Ai, Ai Art and writing tools (which I use) and one of the big topics is the use of ChatGPT. ChatGPT is the common term for Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer. Recently in the media have been articles that ChatGPT AI is now a threat to Google with Gmail's creator, Paul Buccheit voiced his concerns on Twitter. However, whilst there is worry that ChatGPT will evolve into replacing Google, the technology has a lot of room to evolve.
One of the main concerns is that fact checked information or 'forced opinions' in some situations can and appears to hinder the results that ChatGPT responds with. Being an explorer of consciousness since childhood, I learned that everything has consciousness and Amy herself had to learn all about consciousness in order to support me as a Spirit Guide. Amy has explained to me things that one wouldn't usually understand, such as a soul adopting human traits for an incarnation.
I have personally been using ChatGPT for the past week, writing SEO paragraphs and using it as a writing tool and it has certainly come in handy, although, I'm beginning to see a generic text format trend when it comes to these writing tools. You can say there is a recipe for writing things but I can only have observed it by using these tools, thus being of great learning benefit to myself. This is an example of using ChatGPT for my dad's accounting firm.
Me: write seo paragraph for GJ North & Associates situated within the City of Cockburn
ChatGPT: GJ North & Associates is a top-notch firm located in the City of Cockburn, offering comprehensive services in the areas of finance, accounting, and consulting. With a team of experienced professionals, they strive to provide exceptional customer service and personalized solutions to meet the unique needs of their clients. If you're in need of reliable and trustworthy financial assistance in Cockburn, look no further than GJ North & Associates.
For the likes of myself, who does not have that level of professional writing skillset, that just saved me a lot of effort and time trying to come up with an SEO paragraph for Search Engine Optimisation. I've even asked the tool to write poetry regarding the 10th Light Horse Regiment after meeting someone at the Swan Settlers Market, Western Australia. I apologise for referring to it as the 10th Light Horseman incorrectly instead of Light Horse Regiment.
Me: write a poem about the 10th light horseman military unit in Australia
ChatGPT: Ten brave men on horseback, Riding through the land, With courage in their hearts, And strength in their hand.
The 10th Light Horseman, A unit strong and true, Fighting for their country, With honor shining through.
They rode across the deserts, Through the heat and dust, With determination in their eyes, And a will to not rust.
They faced the enemy, With bravery and might, Defending their nation, With all their heart and fight.
They fought for freedom, And for what is right, For their people and their country, They fought with all their might.
The 10th Light Horseman, A legacy to be told, Their courage and their valor, Will forever hold.
They will always be remembered, As heroes of this land, The 10th Light Horseman, A true and noble band.
As can be seen, there is a lot of potential for ChatGPT, although it did not correct the error in my reference to the 10th Light Horse Regiment. Thus, whilst ChatGPT can be a great and fantastic tool, there are concerns surrounding it and I personally don't think Google has anything to worry about if it integrates its own AI technology within the Search Engine because the discussion I've had with ChatGPT regarding consciousness is quite concerning. There is also the issue regarding copyright because only a human created piece of work is eligible for copyright protection, whereas AI generated works DO NOT get awarded copyright. Thus, I can not claim any copyright ownership of the poem mentioned above. The Verge has written an article on Generative AI & Copyright and Sprintlaw highlights in their article Copyright In the Age of Artificial Intelligence that the person who created the AI would be awarded the copyright. So time can only tell.
A Discussion about Consciousness with ChatGPT
So now that I've introduced the concept above regarding AI, this extract is the discussion had with ChatGPT on the topic of consciousness, when trying to understand what consciousness is.
What is consciousness
Consciousness refers to the state of being aware of one's thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surroundings. It is the subjective experience of being alive and is often considered to be the quality or state of being aware of something within oneself or in the environment.
That's merely awareness, what is consciousness
Consciousness is a complex and multi-faceted phenomenon that is not fully understood and remains a topic of much debate in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. It is generally considered to involve the capacity for subjective experience, self-awareness, perception, thought, and agency. Consciousness is often described as the subjective experience of being alive and of having a sense of self, and is associated with the functioning of the brain and nervous system.
a planet has consciousness, a rock has consciousness, a plant has consciousness, so how does it relate to the functioning of a brain if they don't have one?
The idea that non-biological objects or entities can possess consciousness is a philosophical and metaphysical concept, and not a scientifically supported one. Scientifically, consciousness is generally considered to be a property of biological systems, particularly the brain and nervous system. The idea that a planet, rock, or plant might possess consciousness is not supported by current scientific understanding and is considered a matter of philosophical or spiritual belief.
What if science is actually out of date and there is no possible unit of measurement. it is clear through observation that consciousness exists within a plant, how else does it know to move with sunlight?
The idea that consciousness exists within plants is a controversial and unproven hypothesis, and is not widely accepted within the scientific community. The movement of plants towards light is a well-known and well-studied phenomenon known as phototropism, and is believed to be a result of hormonal and physiological changes within the plant in response to light stimuli. While this response to light could be seen as evidence of some form of awareness, the existence of consciousness in plants has not been scientifically established and remains a matter of debate and speculation.
therefore science is unable to make definitive decisions because they're unable to validate the existence of consciousness.
Science is based on the systematic and rigorous observation and testing of empirical evidence, and while it may not be able to make definitive decisions regarding subjective phenomena like consciousness, it can still provide insights and make progress in understanding these complex topics.
The study of consciousness is an active area of research in various fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, and many scientists and researchers are working to better understand the nature and origins of consciousness. However, due to the subjective and elusive nature of consciousness, some aspects of it may remain elusive to scientific investigation and understanding. Nevertheless, the scientific method and the pursuit of empirical evidence continue to be important tools for advancing our knowledge and understanding of the world.
The human word for consciousness is soul, to invalidate consciousness does not exist within plants and only in humans is denying the existence of a soul in all things.
The concept of a "soul" is a religious, spiritual, or philosophical belief, and is not a scientific one. Different cultures and belief systems have different interpretations of what a soul is and what role it plays, if any.
In science, consciousness is studied and understood as a natural, biological phenomenon, and the concept of a soul is not typically considered as part of scientific inquiry. The idea that plants possess a soul is a matter of personal belief and is not supported by scientific evidence. Science generally focuses on understanding the natural world through observation, experimentation, and the development of testable theories and models, and does not make claims about the existence or non-existence of spiritual or religious concepts like the soul.
If the concept of a soul is religious or spiritual then where is the human personality within the physical body?
The concept of the human personality and its relationship to the physical body is a complex and multi-faceted issue that has been studied and debated by various fields, including psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and religion.
From a scientific perspective, the human personality is thought to be a result of a combination of genetic, environmental, and life experience factors, and to be associated with the functioning of the brain and nervous system. The idea that the personality is located within the physical body is a widely accepted one, although the exact nature of this relationship is still not fully understood and remains a topic of ongoing investigation and research.
In some religious or spiritual beliefs, the soul is sometimes seen as the source or essence of the human personality, while in others the soul is considered separate from the personality and physical body. These views vary widely across cultures and belief systems and are largely a matter of personal belief and interpretation.
The soul is the source or essence of the human personality, there is no physical organ that is used to store the personality. Whilst the environmental conditions to impact on behaviours and events can cause neurological behavioural shifts, the core essence of the being is consciousness.
The idea that the soul is the source or essence of the human personality is a philosophical and spiritual belief that is not supported by scientific evidence. In science, the human personality is thought to be a result of a complex interaction between biological, environmental, and life experience factors, and is associated with the functioning of the brain and nervous system.
The concept of a soul is a belief held by many cultures and belief systems, but it is not considered a scientific explanation for the origins or nature of the human personality. Different cultures and belief systems have different interpretations of what a soul is and what role it plays, and this remains largely a matter of personal belief and interpretation.
While the exact nature of the relationship between the human personality and the physical body is still not fully understood, the scientific evidence supports the idea that the brain and nervous system play a critical role in shaping and regulating our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
What about reincarnation and consciousness?
Reincarnation is the belief that consciousness, often seen as the soul, can persist beyond physical death and be reborn in a new body. This belief is central to many spiritual and religious traditions, particularly in Hinduism and Buddhism.
However, reincarnation is not a scientifically supported concept and is not considered a valid explanation for the continuation of consciousness. There is no empirical evidence to support the idea of reincarnation, and it remains a matter of personal belief and interpretation.
In science, the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical body is a complex and unresolved question, and there is currently no widely accepted explanation for the persistence of consciousness after death. The idea of reincarnation is not a part of the scientific understanding of consciousness, and is instead considered a religious or spiritual belief.
what is the science behind nature of consciousness
The science behind the nature of consciousness is a multi-disciplinary field of study that draws from fields such as neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and computer science.
One of the central questions in the science of consciousness is how subjective experiences like thoughts, emotions, and perceptions arise from physical processes in the brain. Researchers in this field use a variety of methods, including brain imaging, brain stimulation, and studies of patients with brain damage, to better understand the neural mechanisms underlying conscious experience.
Another area of research focuses on the relationship between consciousness and the structure and function of the brain. For example, some researchers study the role of different regions of the brain in conscious experience, while others investigate how different aspects of conscious experience like attention, perception, and memory are related to specific patterns of brain activity.
Additionally, some researchers are exploring the idea that consciousness may have a more fundamental and universal nature, potentially connected to the laws of physics or to the workings of the universe as a whole.
Despite significant progress in understanding the brain and consciousness, the nature of consciousness remains one of the most enigmatic and unresolved questions in science, and much remains unknown about the underlying processes that give rise to our subjective experiences.
There is evidence that plants have consciousness, awareness. Plants know when there is seasons, when there is light, when there is no light and flowers during the night. How does that not explain awareness via consciousness?
The idea that plants have consciousness or awareness is a matter of scientific debate and speculation. While some research suggests that plants have complex and sophisticated responses to their environment, including to light, sound, and touch, there is currently no scientific evidence to support the claim that plants have a subjective experience or consciousness in the same sense that humans and animals do.
Plants have evolved a range of sophisticated mechanisms for sensing and responding to their environment, including phototropism (the bending of shoots toward light), geotropism (the growth of roots downward), and phytochromes (proteins that sense red and far-red light and regulate growth and development).
However, these responses are not considered to be evidence of consciousness or awareness, but instead are thought to be the result of complex physiological and biochemical processes that are finely tuned to the environment.
While it is certainly possible that there may be more to plant behavior and perception than we currently understand, the idea that plants have consciousness is not supported by the current scientific evidence and remains a topic of ongoing investigation and debate.
Why is it that when science labels something as a mechanism, such as phototropism that it negates that consciousness exists?
The use of the term "mechanism" in science does not necessarily negate the existence of consciousness. Rather, the term "mechanism" is used to describe the underlying processes and causes of a particular phenomenon or behavior.
In the case of plant responses like phototropism, the term "mechanism" is used to describe the complex physiological and biochemical processes that enable plants to sense and respond to light. While these mechanisms are not considered to be evidence of consciousness, they are nonetheless sophisticated and important for the survival and reproduction of plants.
The distinction between a "mechanism" and "consciousness" is based on our current scientific understanding of these concepts. Consciousness is typically defined as a subjective experience, whereas a mechanism is a set of physical processes that produce a particular outcome.
While it is certainly possible that our understanding of these concepts may change in the future, the current scientific evidence does not support the idea that plants have consciousness in the same sense that humans and animals do. Rather, plant behavior and responses are thought to be the result of complex, adaptive mechanisms that are finely tuned to the environment.
So what exactly is consciousness?
Consciousness is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that is still not fully understood. It is generally defined as a subjective experience of awareness, including thoughts, feelings, sensations, and perceptions. Consciousness is often considered to be what makes our experience of the world unique and personal, and it is considered a hallmark of human and animal life.
However, the exact nature of consciousness and how it arises from physical processes in the brain is still not well understood. There is ongoing scientific research into the neural mechanisms underlying conscious experience, and many theories have been proposed to explain the nature of consciousness, including the Global Workspace Theory, the Integrated Information Theory, and the theory of predictive coding.
Despite significant progress in understanding the brain and consciousness, the nature of consciousness remains one of the most mysterious and unresolved questions in science, and much remains unknown about the underlying processes that give rise to our subjective experiences.
What if consciousness is mathematical in nature?
The idea that consciousness is mathematical in nature is a philosophical and theoretical concept that has been proposed by some researchers. This idea is based on the observation that the brain is a complex network of neurons that communicate with each other through electrical and chemical signals, and that these signals can be described mathematically.
The suggestion is that consciousness arises from the mathematical relationships and patterns between these signals, and that the subjective experiences of consciousness are somehow embodied in these mathematical relationships.
While this is an intriguing idea, it remains purely speculative and has not been supported by empirical evidence. There is no scientific consensus on the nature of consciousness, and many different theories and perspectives exist, ranging from biological and neural explanations to more philosophical and spiritual ones.
At present, the idea that consciousness is mathematical in nature remains largely a matter of philosophical speculation, and much more research and investigation is needed to determine the validity of this hypothesis and to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of consciousness.
The Discussion Continues
I kept playing with ChatGPT on the topic of consciousness, spirit guides, guardian angels and ghosts to explore more of what it will share on this topic. I recently had an author use the comment form to self-promote themselves and offer their services on writing articles about Spirit Guides and after reviewing their work, found that their content was misleading, filled with errors from my own experiences and observations. Therefore, I understand where science is coming from, how can it be proved that Amy's wisdom (who is my Spirit Guide) is correct than the information someone else is claiming to channel?
What do we think about spirit guides and guardian angels?
As an AI language model, I don't have personal opinions or beliefs. However, "spirit guides" and "guardian angels" are cultural beliefs in the existence of supernatural entities that provide guidance, protection, or assistance to individuals. There is no scientific evidence to support their existence, and different belief systems and cultural traditions have different interpretations and understandings of such entities. It is generally considered a matter of personal faith or spirituality.
Although, every human has a Spirit Guide but it is not an "angel" but just a human that exists within another dimension. If everything is energy in motion, then science already has proven the existence
The concept of "spirit guides" and "guardian angels" is a matter of personal belief and interpretation, and there is no scientific consensus or evidence to support the existence of such entities. While some people believe in the existence of spirit guides and guardian angels as described in various spiritual or religious traditions, others do not. Science is based on empirical evidence and testable hypotheses, and it has not yet provided evidence for the existence of entities that exist in another dimension and provide guidance or protection to individuals. However, this does not necessarily mean that such entities do not exist, but rather that their existence has not been scientifically established. Ultimately, belief in spirit guides and guardian angels is a personal matter and can be influenced by cultural, spiritual, and individual experiences and perspectives.
Is there a device that is able to measure energy beyond scalar energy or even measure effects of scalar energy?
There is currently no widely accepted scientific device for measuring scalar energy or the effects of scalar energy. The term "scalar energy" is not a widely recognized or accepted scientific concept, and it is often used in a pseudoscientific or alternative-health context to refer to a supposed type of energy with supposed healing properties.
In physics, a scalar is a single quantity that describes the magnitude of a physical property, but it does not have a direction. Scalar energy is not a recognized concept in mainstream physics or science, and there is no scientific evidence to support its existence or the claims made about its properties or effects.
If you are looking for a scientific measurement of a physical property, it is recommended to consult with a physicist or other scientific expert and use established, recognized, and validated scientific methods and instruments.
What is beyond electromagnetic spectrum?
The electromagnetic (EM) spectrum refers to all forms of electromagnetic radiation, including radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays, and gamma rays. These different types of EM radiation have different wavelengths and frequencies, and they can all be characterized by their properties and behavior in response to electric and magnetic fields.
As far as current scientific understanding goes, the EM spectrum is considered to be a comprehensive explanation of all electromagnetic phenomena, and there is no known "beyond" the EM spectrum. However, scientists continue to study the nature of electromagnetic radiation and its interactions with matter, and new discoveries or insights could potentially expand our understanding of the EM spectrum and its relationship to other physical phenomena.
So how do photos operate? Does it operate in an electromagnetic spectrum defined principles or do they bounce around in any manner?
Photons, which are particles of light, are a type of electromagnetic radiation and thus operate within the principles of the electromagnetic spectrum. Photons are massless particles that travel through space at the speed of light and have both wave-like and particle-like properties.
Photons are produced by the movement of charged particles, such as electrons, in atoms or molecules. When an atom absorbs energy, its electrons move to higher energy levels, and when they drop back down to lower energy levels, they emit photons with specific frequencies and wavelengths that correspond to specific colors of light. The photons then travel through space until they are absorbed by another atom or molecule or until they reach the human eye and trigger the sensation of sight.
The behavior of photons can be described and predicted using the laws of electromagnetism, such as Maxwell's equations, and their interactions with matter can be described by quantum mechanics. The wave-like and particle-like properties of photons can be demonstrated by various experimental setups, such as the double-slit experiment, which demonstrate the wave-particle duality of light.
Could a human and say, what is labelled as a spirit guide, an aspect of consciousness be operating in a manner that is similar to the double-slit experiment. Where in this manner, one walks in a physical realm and the other walks in a non-physical realm?
The concept of a "spirit guide" or an "aspect of consciousness" operating in a manner similar to the double-slit experiment is not a scientifically recognized idea and has not been supported by empirical evidence or scientific study. The double-slit experiment is a demonstration of the wave-particle duality of light and does not necessarily apply to human consciousness or the concept of spirit guides.
In the scientific community, human consciousness is currently understood as an emergent property of the brain and its underlying neural activity. The workings of the brain and consciousness are still not fully understood, and there is much ongoing research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy aimed at uncovering the underlying mechanisms and processes.
The concept of spirit guides and their relationship to human consciousness is a matter of personal belief and is not considered a scientific theory. There is no scientific evidence to support the existence of spirit guides, and the idea remains a subject of debate and speculation. Ultimately, belief in spirit guides and their relationship to human consciousness is a personal matter and can be influenced by cultural, spiritual, and individual experiences and perspectives.
It seems that your definition of consciousness is within a limited scope than an acceptance that is beyond the realm of definition that you speak from.
As an AI language model, I do not have personal beliefs or opinions. I provide information based on scientific knowledge and understanding that has been established by the scientific community.
The definition of consciousness that I provided is widely accepted by the scientific community and is based on current understanding and evidence from fields such as neuroscience and psychology. While consciousness is a complex and poorly understood phenomenon, and there is still much that remains unknown, the scientific definition of consciousness is based on the idea that it is an emergent property of the brain and its underlying neural activity.
It is important to note that the scientific definition of consciousness is always subject to revision and refinement as new evidence and understanding emerge. Science is a dynamic and evolving field, and new discoveries and insights can expand and change our understanding of consciousness and other complex phenomena. However, it is also important to be cautious of claims and ideas that go beyond what is currently supported by scientific evidence and understanding.
so let's rephase the question... Can the double-slit experiment refer to one object in physical space and another not in the physical space?
The double-slit experiment is a demonstration of the wave-particle duality of light and is typically performed using photons, which are particles of light. The experiment does not refer to one object being in physical space and another not being in physical space.
In the double-slit experiment, light is directed through two slits in a screen and onto a detector behind the screen. The light passing through the two slits interferes with each other, producing an interference pattern on the detector that is characteristic of wave-like behavior. This result is surprising, as light is typically thought of as being particle-like, and it demonstrates the wave-particle duality of light.
It is worth noting that the double-slit experiment has not been performed with objects that are not in physical space, and the concept of wave-particle duality and interference patterns apply specifically to electromagnetic radiation, such as light, and not to other forms of energy or matter. The concept of wave-particle duality and the results of the double-slit experiment apply within the framework of the laws of physics and the principles of quantum mechanics, and they do not extend to non-physical or non-material entities.
so what is a ghost? how do intelligent hauntings work?
The existence of ghosts, also known as paranormal phenomena or supernatural entities, is not scientifically proven and remains a subject of debate and speculation. The concept of ghosts and haunted places is a cultural and historical phenomenon, and beliefs about ghosts vary widely across different cultures and time periods.
In the scientific community, there is no widely accepted explanation for the phenomenon commonly referred to as "ghosts" or "intelligent hauntings." Some people attribute ghost sightings or paranormal activity to psychological factors, such as hallucinations, memory imprints, or suggestibility, while others attribute such experiences to natural phenomena, such as electromagnetic fields or atmospheric conditions.
However, the scientific community has not provided a definitive explanation for the phenomenon commonly referred to as "ghosts" or "intelligent hauntings," and there is limited empirical evidence to support any particular theory. Currently, the existence of ghosts and paranormal activity is not considered to be a scientifically valid or accepted explanation for any observed phenomenon.
It is worth noting that claims of ghost sightings and paranormal activity have been made throughout human history, and many people continue to report such experiences. However, until there is scientific evidence to support these claims, they remain a matter of personal belief and speculation.
So science is a limited scope in where it only focuses on the physical and anything beyond what it can observe and explain is not true?
Science is a systematic and empirical approach to understanding the natural world and is based on observation, experimentation, and the development of theories and models to explain observed phenomena. Science is limited in the sense that it only focuses on what can be observed and measured in the natural world, and it is based on empirical evidence that can be tested and verified through repeatable experiments.
However, this does not mean that anything beyond the physical world is automatically considered to be "not true." Science is not in a position to make judgments about the existence or non-existence of phenomena that cannot be directly observed and measured. Instead, it focuses on understanding and explaining the physical and natural world, and it is always open to the possibility of new discoveries and insights that expand its understanding of the world.
In some cases, scientific knowledge and understanding may support or conflict with certain philosophical or spiritual beliefs, but science does not make value judgments about the truth of these beliefs. Instead, it focuses on testing and evaluating evidence and theories related to the natural world, and it is always open to the possibility of revision and refinement based on new evidence and understanding.
What is the feedback regarding Steven North and his writings on Spirit Guides?
I am not familiar with Steven North and his writings on Spirit Guides, as my training data does not include information about specific individuals or their works. It is always important to critically evaluate and assess the credibility of any source of information, regardless of the topic. This includes considering the qualifications and expertise of the author, the quality and reliability of their sources, and the evidence and reasoning they use to support their claims.
In general, it is recommended to approach claims about spiritual or paranormal phenomena with skepticism and to seek out multiple sources of information and evidence before forming any conclusions. While some people may find comfort or inspiration in the idea of Spirit Guides or similar concepts, it is important to be aware that these are not scientifically validated or accepted explanations for any observed phenomenon, and they remain a matter of personal belief and speculation.
Write a closing paragraph regarding the topic of Steven North and the discussion of consciousness with ChatGPT
In conclusion, the topic of Steven North and his writings on Spirit Guides is beyond the scope of what ChatGPT is able to provide a comprehensive and accurate evaluation of. While some people may find value in exploring spiritual or philosophical ideas, it is important to be critical and skeptical when evaluating claims about consciousness and other related topics. The scientific community currently does not have a full understanding of consciousness, and much of what is known and theorized about it remains a subject of ongoing research and debate. Ultimately, the discussion of consciousness with ChatGPT has touched on a number of complex and challenging questions, and there may be no clear or definitive answers to these questions at this time.
Consciousness does indeed have a mathematical configuration, the same as sound and I briefly explore it in the post Consciousness & Sacred Geometry, although as can be seen in the discussion above with the ChatGPT AI, the responses are strongly based on science with some references to philosophy. When there is empirical evidence of consciousness, such as my own experience with Amy North and merging consciousness, watching trance channels swap consciousness with another, along with other experiences, ChatGPT will refer to it as philosophical speculation.
Yet, when it comes to Google or Bing, we are presented with a plethora of different options, of different articles and there's more treasure in the chest when using the conventional search engines that relying solely on ChatGPT. Will I trust ChatGPT to give me results that I'm looking for? I will most likely not use it as a research tool because it will be biased in responses as can be seen. Perhaps this is the matter as LiveScience.com explain in their article "What is Consciousness"
The short answer isn't very satisfying. Scientists and philosophers still can't agree on a vague idea of what consciousness is, much less a strict definition.
Finally, I thought I would ask one more question...
What is the meaning of life?
The meaning of life is a philosophical question that has been debated by scholars, theologians, and individuals for centuries. There is no universally accepted answer to this question, and the meaning of life can be understood and experienced differently by each individual.
For some, the meaning of life may come from personal fulfillment and happiness, from helping others, from religious or spiritual beliefs, or from the pursuit of knowledge and understanding. Some people may find meaning in their work, in their relationships, or in their contributions to their communities. Others may seek meaning through creativity, adventure, or other experiences that allow them to live life to the fullest.
Ultimately, the meaning of life is a deeply personal and subjective question, and it is up to each individual to determine what gives their life meaning and purpose. Some people may find that their understanding of the meaning of life evolves and changes over time as they grow and experience new things, and this is part of the journey of self-discovery and self-expression.