Is happiness a worthy goal? What is the foundation for meaning in a secular society? And is life an existential void? Drawing on pop culture and a wide range of philosophers, Frank Martela answers these questions and more in a relaxed, conversational tone and with a wry sense of humor, placing some of life's greatest philosophical concerns and quandaries into a modern-day context. In a series of essays, Martela clarifies why we have this longing beyond the present moment and an insatiable dissatisfaction with where we are, and he tackles the daunting—but not impossible—subject of finding meaning in our lives, and getting beyond ourselves to help others.