Joseph Campbell, American mythologist, writer and lecturer: once said, “I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. Since the beginning of time, man has been questioning the meaning of life. What is our purpose on the earth? What gives meaning to our everyday lives? What plays a role in the development of thought, feeling, and consciousness? This intense desire for meaning is a key factor in what make a human different from an animal. A tiger doesn’t question why it hunts, it simply does. Yet, “just because” doesn’t suffice for the average human. Every religion or philosophy has its own interpretation of the meaning of life. Some give credit to a higher power or deity. Some say that our purpose calls us to rise above worldly possession in search of our higher calling. Others say that life has no meaning. This exhibit will highlight the main focus of several different religions and philosophies and how those concepts influence each individuals' view on the meaning of life. Each visual image or object will symbolize one of the key features in each philosophy and how it connect to the human beings signature trait of putting meaning into the unknown. You may choose for yourself what you want to believe.