Pew Locates Where Americans Find Meaning.

“Economic, religious and political divides shape where Americans find meaning – but family, career and friendship emerge as common theme.” This graphic summarizes a lot: Hey, what about travel?! Travel is… mentioned more frequently by those with high household incomes, as well as those with college degrees – 11% in both groups bring up traveling, […]

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Pew Locates Where Americans Find Meaning.

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“Economic, religious and political divides shape where Americans find meaning – but family, career and friendship emerge as common theme.” This graphic summarizes a lot: Hey, what about travel?! Travel is… mentioned more frequently by those with high household incomes, as well as those with college degrees – 11% in both groups bring up traveling, exploring new places, or going...

“Economic, religious and political divides shape where Americans find meaning – but family, career and friendship emerge as common theme.”

This graphic summarizes a lot:

Hey, what about travel?!

Travel is… mentioned more frequently by those with high household incomes, as well as those with college degrees – 11% in both groups bring up traveling, exploring new places, or going on vacation, compared with 3% of those with no college experience or incomes under $30,000. As one low-income college-educated respondent put it, “I travel to see friends and family. I live in a beautiful country where I can see, hear and appreciate God’s creation.” On the other hand, one high-income person with no college experience echoed similar sentiments: “Traveling and seeing things I have never seen, enjoying simple things like the outdoors and warm weather.”

And what about engagement with politics and social justice issues? What about charity and helping humanity? It’s interesting to see “music” on the chart, but what about the other arts — theater, film, painting?

That question made me think of this Jordan Peterson video. Answering the question of how to find meaning in life, he goes right to the subject of music:

And just very quickly, Donald Trump (talking to “Ali G”) knew the answer:

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