Meaningful Meanings

Ponderings on the word “meaning” and how it relates to the word “meaningful”.

David Weinberger has a small quote from Aristotle that talks about the being of ideas and meaning of ideas. What I found interesting in this was the definition of the word "meaning" and how it relates to "meaningful". Meaning can be construed as expressing something which in turn relates to our feelings. Even more so, I was interested in the definition of meaning with regards to something that is "significant". But that’s just it though, isn’t it? I may find something meaningful and significant from my viewpoint but you may not. Even each local culture may put a greater emphasis and meaning on things while others in the rest of the world may not. A good example of this would be the sacred cows in India.