I wonder if searching for the meaning of life is distracting us from looking for the purpose of life. Meaning is subjective and intimate, we'll never have one absolute answer. But Purpose is shared amongst humankind. We are here as a means to an end. I think Purpose is something that we all have in common.
To bring the world together. =) at least, I think that's mine. We're all in this together, so the closer we bring ourselves to others and the closer we bring others to each other, the stronger we'll be as a whole.
The meaning of life; Why must life have a meaning at all? There is nothing that insinuates that life needs to have any set purpose. We simply are. What we do with it is our own accord. If you want life to 'have a meaning', the only thing that will make that a reality is you, because you will be the creator of your own life's meaning.