Atheism makes my life joyful and full of meaning. By taking the time to study a wide range of religions, I have been able to obtain a great sense of appreciation for the beauty that is found in each. While I do not believe in a higher power, I understand why for many people the belief in God is needed to bring joy and meaning to life. However, for me, atheism does all of that through believing in myself. It is not only a joyful and tranquil feeling, but it is one that gives my life great meaning. I have been able to study and learn about many different religions and cultures throughout my extensive travels and in the process evolve as I grow older in every aspect of life. My meaning in life comes not only from taking part in everything that brings me pleasure without harming others, but through knowing that I can and will always do my part to help fellow beings in this world regardless of their religious beliefs or cultures. To know that there is no God and no higher power beyond you and I, is not only an empowering feeling, but it is one that makes my life much more joyful and full of meaning.