This quote by Sir Laurens van der Post‘s coincides with the angst that is central to individuals going through a quarterlife crisis:
“The Bushman storytellers talk about two kinds of hunger.
They say there is physical huger, 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.”