When Emily Esfahani Smith joined us in Season 2, she gave us a sneak preview of the book that she was working on, and how she believed that finding meaning in your life came down to four "pillars": belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. In episode 4 of season 5, we continue the Vernacular Book Club with a discussion of Emily's finished work, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters. Susan Cain, author of Quiet (our first book club title), calls Emily's book "a life-transforming experience." We dive a little bit more into this "pillars" framework, exploring the merits of the approach and discussing whether or not it is the best way to conceive of meaning. Join us for a discussion that involves a lot of the fun anecdotes in Emily's book, and join the conversation here, here, here, or in the comments! Check out our blog for extra content.