This is a question that has no single answer. And that is the best part.
If our life had a definitive meaning, we would all be forced to subscribe to it. Like fundamentalists, we would be bound to one doctrine without the power to question it. We might gain more direction and clarity, but we would lose the joy and the freedom in discovering or creating our own answer.
The cynic might say, ‘since life is innately meaningless, why bother?’. With a little more imagination, it is easy to see that the very lack of universal meaning infuses our individual lives with meaning.
The meaning of life is for every individual to discover and create their own life’s meaning.