People in the human condition are not actively searching for meaning, but they must have it in a form of love, family, children, job, material possessions and many other things usually connected to one or more karmic loops.
Spiritually mature are purpose-crazy. They want to find it at any cost and sometimes even measure their “progress” with the level of meaning they can see in everything around them.
For an absolutely free, purpose is an impossibility. Freedom does not have a purpose; it does not foresee any goal further and farther than its own existence. The abode of the purpose is not the appropriate home for freedom. It is on the other side of it, in some different dimension. The purpose is the condition from the future, the confining hand of goddess Maya, who reached back through time to cut off your wings.