What does it mean to say that like is meaningful and how is this achieved? To say that life is meaningful is to say that there is more importance to just existing on earth and then ascending into heaven. There is a fundamental difference in being only physically present on earth and being emotionally present as well. I think this is achieved by contributing to the society around you. What you do for others can help to outline the meaning of your own life, and how you chose to interpret and act on that is up to you.