Meaning is an indispensable condition of all life. We humans have the advantage (or disadvantage) of talking about it. For all other living things, it is a part of their built-in metabolism for growth and for survival. For good or ill, we humans have minds. And meaning is the stuff of human minds.
This book explores in depth the functions of meaning in our everyday lives and in the destiny of our societies and our civilizations. There is not subject that is more fundamental and pivotal to life-making than meaning. The author meant something by what he wrote. As a reader, you will interpret what you read according to the meaning you attribute to it. There is no alternative.
Our past, our present and our futures depends upon what things mean to us. This book is intended to help us realize what that means, and what we might pragmatically do to reinvent ourselves by reinventing what the things we think about everyday perhaps should mean to us.