This is somewhat of a misleading question, seeing as there is no real universal answer.
The meaning of life is very individual. For a long time I was under the impression that the meaning of life was to be successful
, because everyone
else seemed to think so.
I have since realized that the meaning of life is happiness
, in whatever form you can find it.
And as for finding it...start carrying a notebook around, and every time you smile
, or feel needed
, write down what it is that elicited such a reaction, and at the end of your life, you will have a record of what the meaning of your life was to you. You will find that the meaning of your life will vary wildly from what you might expect, or even what the meaning of your life is to other people.
Smile. Be happy. Enjoy yourself. That's what I think the meaning of life is.