Challenging * Mattering = Meaningful

This essay helped me discover a deeper connection between challenge and meaning than I previously appreciated. This seems obvious in hindsight, but it wasn’t before, and I think that’s the key to an interesting essay.

Distilled, the “meaningful” results from the combination of something challenging (PIPER in something that interests you) with something that matters (creating; doing something difficult that others find even more difficult than).

When these circumstances come together and form something meaningful, it’s like blending tin and copper. The result is bronze, an alloy so much harder than would be expected that it appears a different metal.