We all ascribe meaning to something. There is no such thing as a meaningless existence. What is it that causes us to see one thing as meaningful and another thing as random? In this podcast and post I examine the threshold at which point something becomes meaningful and how suffering is often the basis for a high threshold. While most view suffering as a detour to life, I will show how it is actually the path to our best life. If we can find meaning in suffering, then our threshold lowers to where we will find meaning in everything.