People sometimes conflate meaning on a universal scale with meaning at a personal level. Yes, there is no inherent meaning in the universe. Even if we cut our names in stone, the stars will pay no mind and roll on without us, forever cold. So in this broad sense, nothing matters, including us. However, meaning on a personal level is precisely the opposite. Nothing could matter more!

As far as we know, we have one life to live, so our “original choices,” as Sartre called them, are incredibly meaningful to us now. The meaning you find in life is essential to recognize, pursue, and develop. No one can tell you what that meaning should be, and anyone who tries to do so should be treated with caution.