The question stems from this question. I attempted an answer, but the question I mentioned here was the obstruction from finishing.
In the conventional sense, as also put by the question, meaning is, archetypically, seen as derived relative to a value/belief system done by society and culture.
However, it is unclear to me, the mechanism which people derive meaning from in modern society. I understand that, there is an acknowledgement that meaning is a personal issue in modern society, but by what mechanism does one discover their personal meanings of different things in life?