The Bushman storytellers talk about two kinds of hunger. They say there is a physical hunger, then what they call the Great Hunger. That is the hunger for meaning. There is only one thing that is truly insufferable, and that is a life without meaning. There is nothing wrong with the search for happiness. But there is something great - meaning - which transfigures all. When you have meaning you are content, you belong.
- Sire Laurens van der Post -
in the documentary Hasten Slowly