Really nice article; I find the point on meta-purpose crucial to finding the next layer of purpose. Nothing sustainable can be built upon faulty or neglected foundations (though sometimes people get lucky and neglect meta-purpose, but just happen to arbitrarily have a good one off the bat).
One line that I couldn’t help but question:
“Life is, after all, the most valuable thing in this universe. And we humans are the ones best suited to protecting it.”
Perhaps the most valuable from our point of view, but this seems a little egocentric to impose upon everything. I don’t imagine that rocks, or faraway galaxies, find much value in our existence, or that of any sentient life.
In terms of protecting life, we are also the ones best suited to destroy it, and are really the only reason it ever became endangered in the first place; a point of context I find important to keep in mind.
Would love to hear what you think, thanks for the share!