"According to philosophers like Kierkegaard, man is nothing else but his own conscious existence. So it is up to the individual to choose what his or her meaning of life is. All of these ideas are considered subjective. They take place within ones own consciousness, unaffected by outside or material forces. On the contrary, objective principles are actual ideals such as religion. The religion establishes the moral codes and deciphers right vs. wrong rather than the individual. This distinction between subjective and objective values is the basis of the philosophical movement called existentialism."