meaningful engagement in life

English translation: A meaningful way of living one's life

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English term or phrase:meaningful engagement in life
English translation:A meaningful way of living one's life
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18:56 Mar 28, 2018
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Psychology
English term or phrase: meaningful engagement in life
Hi,
I think I can grasp the general meaning of “engagement” at the end of the following passage, but I can’t express it fully.
Thank you very much for your help!


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Eric is a brilliant young man who saw great success in college as well, graduating and immedi¬ately landing a coveted, high-paying job; yet, he talked about feeling lost in terms of knowing who he really is, and a sense of purpose in life has eluded him thus far.
Again, there's nothing at all wrong with the "success" Eric attained. We're not campaigning against focused work, good study habits, or elite colleges. We are, however, saying that academic and career accomplishments represent only part of a definition of success, a narrow version that can be attained without ever developing authentic happiness and ** meaningful engagement in life **.
haribert
Local time: 00:14
A meaningful way of living one's life
Explanation:
I'd say it means living one's life in a way that gives one a sense of purpose, of being significant or important in some way. Of making a difference to others and/or oneself. Living actively not passively.
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Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 00:14
Grading comment
Thank you very much Lisa Jane! Sincere thanks to all other contributors, especially to Phil for clarifying engagemen as involvement!
Happy Holiday!
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4 +4A meaningful way of living one's life
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A meaningful way of living one's life


Explanation:
I'd say it means living one's life in a way that gives one a sense of purpose, of being significant or important in some way. Of making a difference to others and/or oneself. Living actively not passively.

Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 00:14
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much Lisa Jane! Sincere thanks to all other contributors, especially to Phil for clarifying engagemen as involvement!
Happy Holiday!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you very much, Lisa Jane!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: Engagement means involvement.
10 mins
  -> Yes.

agree  Sarah Lewis-Morgan
41 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  Ashutosh Mitra
6 hrs
  -> Thanks!

agree  Tina Vonhof
18 hrs
  -> Thanks!
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