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Exploring The Meaning Difference Survey

meaning surveyThe Center for Meaning is conducting a survey that explores the human quest for meaning and how it makes a difference in our lives. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey, which consists of five open-ended questions. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers, so feel free to write down whatever comes to mind--- whatever you might be thinking or feeling about each question at the time.

How will the data be used?

Please note that your responses will be kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. The responses will be compiled to share without names.

Will the results be shared?

Yes. The Center for Meaning in partnership with the Global Dialogue Center will be posting links to the results, as well as providing a downloadable PDF copy of an article on The Meaning Difference. In addition, the results will be used to seed further dialogue on this important topic at the Global Dialogue Center.

How do I participate?

It’s easy. Simply respond to the survey questions below and click on the SUBMIT button. Please limit each of your responses to no more than about 200 words.


1. Why do you do the work you do?

2. Do you find meaning in what you do?


3. How does your employer/organization address finding deeper meaning in the work that everyone does in the organization?

4. Please share, in strictest confidence, any examples of when you faced a formidable challenge or some trauma in your life and how you approached/overcame this challenge or trauma?  What did you learn from this experience?  How did you grow (are you growing) from this experience?

5. Why, in your personal opinion, is the world so unhappy/depressed?

Center for Meaning in partnership with the Global Dialogue Center.

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