I think this quote pictured below by Frankl is powerful. If you can't find meaning you are preoccupied with pleasure (escape). (However, you will always need a little pleasure and a little fun).
HERE YOU GO: Positive Psychology 101: PERMA (5 universals of happiness; global)
P= Pleasure/Positive Emotion (good times)
E= Engagement (Activities that fully occupy your mind, senses, focus-being in the zone)
R= Relationships: Increase supportive; decrease toxic
M=Meaning: What do you believe in? What is the meaning of life? Why are you here? What is your why?
A= Achievement: What are your wins? Savor the good things you do; don't just notice the bad.
MEANING: This is the area I am working on. I am going through a bit of an existential crisis. Seeking. I am having trouble making sense of the world/culture. I don't struggle with my "why". I know what the mission is and I know where my focus should be. I do question my place in the world "outside the mission" and outside my duties as a father. What else is there? Or...should there even be anything else? Why?
Even if you are seeking... that is better than just sitting there empty.
I struggle with finding meaning in this age of leisure we are in. I see needs that are not being addressed and I strive to address those needs. It does give me meaning and purpose but I also experience this "weight" holding me back...akin to a sisyphean task...Others don't appear to care but do they? Should I not care? Does it matter after all? Is this part of the process of finding meaning?