What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
Charlie Chaplin was an artistic genius of the silent era. He understood the emotions/feelings in human beings that they experience at one time or another and portrayed them ingeniously through his artistic capability. Certainly, he understood human emotions as they are, but he could not voice the accurate meaning of life as the true knowledge of coexistence was not available to him. Thus, he called life a desire.
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Life is not a desire but an opportunity to create beautiful moments with other human beings and nature. The purpose of life is to understand the reality as it is and achieve bliss. The absolute simple meaning of life is― understanding coexistence and living in coexistence. Our crazy desires generated through the misuse of the power of imagination have damaged the earth a lot. Now we need to understand reality as it is, align our imagination with it, and experience the joy of being alive.