Died: July 17, 1790, Panmure House
Adam Smith was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment.
What it means to be a man is a virtuous act of forgiveness, courage and duty. The ability to respond is, in part, a social partnership of circumstance and the will of the people as a collective.
But really living is what this obvious point is from Jonathan Swift. The meaning you assign to life is the narrator yelling, "Places! Places everyone!! The stage play is ongoing, tragic and never-lasting.