The moment when you sit down to take a test in pre-calculus and read the first question and have no idea what the answer is or the moment when you fall and spill all your food on yourself in the middle of an important business meeting are terrible. And these terrible moments sometimes make us question the meaning of life. Why does this matter? Why am I trying so hard, when in the end it all goes black?, may run through your mind while these moments happen and it is totally normal and natural to question this wacky thing we call life. Us students tackled these philosophical questions and dove deep into some of the answers that people have come up with in their own lives. From Aristotle to Thoreau, we analyzed and discussed the big questions that hang over our heads when it comes to finding meaning and satisfaction in life. One of the scariest questions that I pondered during this project was, Will I be satisfied by the life I lived while on my deathbed? This question scares me to this day because who knows when your end will be and what will become your life. For this reason, for my project, I created a collage and list of some of the major things I need in life that are important to me. I value nature and being able to let go of the distractions of the modern day world, and that was shown in my collage as different natural landscapes in different areas. I value the human connection, and that was shown through the difference in images from around the world. I have realized throughout this project that even with the differences we all have in our ideologies, religious beliefs, etc, we are still all living on this planet and it is about coming together to create meaning. A specific part of this project that inspired thought for me was the ideals and values held by Chris Mccandless in Into the Wild. I saw a lot of parallels to him with my own life when it came to the love of nature he had and the urge to get away from present day technology (I am by no means as serious as he was). This book sparked a lot of ideas and questions for what he was truly thinking, and really helped me understand what some of the essential questions were really asking. Reading his journal entries was a specific part of the book that kind of blew my mind. I really started to wonder what was going through his mind and why he had the urge to just run away from his life at some to pursue a totally raw lifestyle. This provoked my interest about learning what nature does to someone's morale and attitude. I worked a little bit on this during my happiness project in freshman year but I really dove back into it during this project. We read a lot about meditative walks through nature and how that affects people. During this time, it was very very cold outside but we decided to go for a nature walk on day, and after learning all I did about releasing my mind to the world around me, I had such a positive experience from it. The journey to answering these questions is an all life one for sure, and where this project leaves me at a place where I want to learn more about other people’s perspective on life. It would be super interesting to take a philosophy class or something and learn about how the ancient Greeks perceived the world .This project has made me want to dive deeper and expand my knowledge about the world itself. I cannot confidently say that I have written out all my goals and thoughts about any of these questions still so I would love to take time more in the future and dive deep into what I believe to be the meaning of life.