Meaningness and the three bears Hi David, congratulations on launching your site. You have quite a task before you of filling in all the boxes in your schema. I think that your presentation of the various a/b choices may be a bit too schematic. Maybe I don’t travel in the right circles, but I don’t know any actual nihilists or totally rigid authoritarians. I suppose some people cling tightly to one stance or another, but most of us partake of bits of both depending on circumstances, and try to cobble together our own ad hoc syntheses. But it’s very valuable to have these dichotomies laid out clearly and (the hard part) have a sketch of how a synthesis might be achieved. Hm, maybe you could call this the three bears model of meaningness – there’s being too much in one direction (too constrained, too rigid), or the other (too loose) and then there is baby bear’s stance which is just right. For the children’s version. Speaking of children, here’s one of my efforts to transcend the authority/rebellion dialectic.