Meaning is a Jumper that you have to Knit Yourself

One of the great things about working in the arts is the amount of time that it affords (requires?) for contemplating deep questions of truth and meaning in the universe.

I came across a lovely video talking about just that:

I've long believed it was a mistake to think that any kind of meaning can come from the universe itself. The universe doesn't care about us, wouldn't miss us if we were gone and doesn't even know we're here in the first place. Meaning has to come from things with brains. But that means there's a way to think about meaning that most people have never considered before.