Please correct me if you think I am wrong, but it has become apparent to me that meaning - in the senses of significance of one's own life, purpose and sense-making - and values are inextricably linked, but what I am wondering is: what is this link? Is it causal? If so, in which direction? Do they somehow mediate each other to some degree?
Any thoughts and/or references to learn more about this relationship would be greatly appreciated.