I would say yes. This is indicated by the epidemic of mental illness in our society. The deep longing that causes people to become neurotic, its not for money or riches, but for a meaning to life. I find that one of the major searches for meaning comes in the form of "individuality" rather than conformity. Instead of belonging to a group, people try to be different than others. However this does tend towards conformity, due to the nature of media and its influence on the population at large. For instance:
>Media will postulate an idea/concept
> this idea/concept is received by the population
> idea/concept is stored in the mind
> idea/concept is enacted at the behest of our controllers.
It could be anything: for instance: people are killed by men with guns, therefore guns must be bad, thus guns must be banned - which would result in an unarmed population left weak and defenceless, anyone who flouted the ban and owned a gun, would potentially be king.
Another idea has been brewed for decades. The idea that both sexes are at odds. This has led to a massive increase in homosexuality in the western world, which is supported by the media and political establishment. It is the "in" thing nowadays among youth. Not only does this spit in God's face, it spits in the face of men and women who wish to marry and have children. It leaves people unable to answer. How can you answer someone who claims to be attracted to their own gender? It instantaneously closes any argument. You cannot argue for affection, you cannot make someone like you, let alone your gender. Yet it is false, and anyone who receives this answer does well to immediately step away from the situation. Avert your eyes from such wickedness. Satan is in control there. Pray for them.
As implied above, media provides meaning for the majority of people. As such the world is populated by dysfunctional, immature, judgmental children, who exist, they do not live. The bible calls these people "objects of wrath". For they don't think, they don't question. They follow what the world tells them to follow.
My request for you all is that you would think, ask yourself what you hold dear. What idols do you cling to? Is it your sexuality? Your false religion? Your guru? Does the media give you ideas to believe? Then I offer a solution:
The meaning given by the cross, is new life,
instead of looking to the world for meaning, we look to Jesus.
We follow his example! After all he is the one who gave us new life in his death, sealing it with his resurrection.
In revelation the voice from heaven tells us to
"Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 18:4-5".
When we trust in Christ for our salvation, we are assured that God has forgotten our iniquities. We are new creations! God gives us new meaning in that we can now finally do what God wants us to. We are not enemies of God. We are now members of a new kingdom, when we die we will live again. So now we represent that new kingdom here on Earth.We represent this kingdom by taking upon ourselves the qualities express by Christ, and by our faith comes our deeds.
"But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. James 2:18"
We don't do good to BE SAVED, but because we are saved.
The deadness of our old lives is now irrevocably changed to life in our new. We know God is real, we trust he is in control, and through sanctification become more and more representative of him and his wants. As the old hymn says
"Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!"
So what is the point of this post? It is to indicate to you that meaning comes from God. Without him nothing matters. If you are not with him you are against him. But if you repent and trust in him for your salvation, you will find real meaning. Nothing on Heaven or Earth compares to the glory of God, and to be a child of God is to share in his awesomeness and power, he will give you meaning, because as the liberal christians say "God has a great and awesome plan for your life", of course when they say that to a non-christian that plan is wrath and destruction. But if God chooses you it is glory to him! You have every reason to choose him, but it is his grace that he chooses you. If you are in the slightest bit affected by what I have said, consider that God is showing his affection for you. Turn from your sins, read the gospel. Hear if you have ears to hear.