ok, so in english, i can write really solid analytical essays on books and such. however, i have a really tough time writing and developing ideas on profound topics. For example, a while ago we had to write a paper on "the meaning of life." I just found it hard to develop ideas on it. I had a pretty solid starting place. I started out defining what the meaning of life meant to me. But from there, i had a really hard time developing ideas. Also, very recently, we had an essay, in which the prompt was "define human." Now, this one was really hard. I didnt even know where to start on this one. Personally, i think that analytical essays are easier because there really isnt that much thinking involved. you develop your own idea on a book, and support it with evidence. Now, my question is, what is a good way to think about these "profound" topics? and once i generate ideas, what would be a good way of wrapping them up in a coherent manner?