Enjoyable usefulness

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Enjoyable usefulness is the stance that both eternal and mundane purposes are meaningful—when they are. Therefore, we can and should pursue both.

On the other hand, no purpose is ultimately meaningful. That gives us freedom to choose; and means that we need not particularly fear failure.

This stance tends to lead to experiences of “flow” and enjoyable accomplishment.

On the other hand, it is unattractive because accomplishment gives no metaphysical validation. There is no basis for hope of salvation if only we try hard enough.

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