The best that humans can aspire to is to be creative and contributory. This article by Leo Babauta over at Zen Habits is a great primer to amp up your creativity in this new year.
I’d also like to draw your attention to two previous posts of mine here.
The first one is titled “Intolerance” https://lesliefieger.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/intolerance/
The second is “Another message from god” https://lesliefieger.wordpress.com/2009/06/12/another-message-from-god/
After you read these three articles, get out there and create something wonderful and contributory. Have a great year.