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Man's Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust by [Frankl, Viktor E]
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A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the concentration camp prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Frankl came to believe man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 526 KB
  • Print Length: 161 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital; New Ed edition (9 December 2013)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EKOC0HI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
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What a spectacular gift Frankl has given society in this book. A truly heartbreaking account of time in various SS camps, the journey the author took is just as jaw-dropping as the place he found himself at the end.

Man's Search For Meaning is an excellent perspective-checker, an excellent first-hand account of how horrible people can be to each other, a tribute to the human ability to make sense of the suffering and pain one endures, and a poignant insight into the psychology that kept some prisoners alive in Auschwitz while others perished.

I was continually struck with the way Frankl beautifully weaves discussion of psychology and the ways in which people respond to shocking circumstances into the description of the realities facing the prisoners in the Nazi death camps. The book is an ongoing push-pull between feeling utterly sick reading the occurrences in the camp and inspired by the positions taken by some prisoners, as well as the beauty that sporadically managed to shine into the camp. Hope is one of the most powerful forces available to humanity, and it energised the prisoners as no bread or water could.

The new addition of a discussion of Logotherapy is very helpful for application into one's own life today, and much of Frankl's explanation of it seems logical and with merit. It's a testament to the quality of the writer that both halves of the book are equally enthralling to read and ingest.

I feel I may need to put this into a rotation to allow the concepts to sink deeper. I wish more people wrote with grace and beauty like Frankl; He shows beauty in the midst of terror and maintains an objective perspective like nobody else I've read. A story of Frankl speaking to the other prisoners and encouraging them to find hope and see the positives of their imprisonment is one of the finest things I've read.
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What does life ask of you?
Is suffering meaningless? Whose responsibility are the decisions in your life?
Is only youth to be valued?
Victor helps you think through these questions in his book.
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I found the material so compelling that I listened on audio, then bought the paperback and transcribed all my notes into that. I also put a note on my perpetual calendar to revisit the highlights once a year. It's just that good.

I was late to the party - most of you probably already read it - but I am at an age where looking for the meaning of my life is maybe more important than ever. Viktor Frankl, as you know, was a psychiatrist who was imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. There, while he suffered, he also learned, and when he was released, he wrote this book. Could we possibly have a more seasoned teacher?

I picked up dozens of life lessons, but for brevity's sake, will mention only a few. For much more, I highly, highly recommend this book. I don't think you can be fully educated about your life's course until you read it thoughtfully. And don't be afraid, as I was, of the heartbreaking circumstances of the camps. Frankl uses them as a basis for making his points, but doesn't sensationalize them. Even a wuss like me can handle it.

Here are some of the best concepts I gleaned from Man's Search for Meaning:

* Don't ask what is the meaning of life. Ask what meaning you are giving to your existence, for this is your responsibility.
* Meaning can be found in suffering. In America, we act like we're ashamed of it. Why not hold your head up and suffer proudly? Add it to your list of accomplishments. Don't seek it, but if you're stuck with it, do it well. Add it to your life's accounting.
* Man can endure anything if he sees a purpose. In one example, a widower couldn't rise above his grief. Frankl helped him see that by being the survivor, the man spared his late wife the pain. Thus he was heroic.
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The meaning of life can be approached from many angles as pointed out in works like Disciples of Fortune, The Godfather, The Salamander, War and Peace. However, the core of its comfort is finding joy, happiness and a sense of purpose from it. Viktor Frankl brought those aspects together in a nutshell.
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I bought this book many years ago and lost it. It is one of the most important books I have ever read. In my line of work (I am a retired nurse) I often saw what happens when people lose all sense of hope and meaning for life. This book gave me courage to try to instill a sense of purpose.
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As a Psychiatrist, reading this book has given me the ability to see past the manualized psychotherapies of late & the primitive and lengthy psychotherapies of old. This book delves into finding meaning in life, despite suffering and adversity. Using his experience as a prisoner in concentration camps, Frankl gives an honest account of his human experience enmeshed with his professional experience. His logic, comparisons and metaphors will serve readers in understanding meaning in life better. It also serves to introduce the reader to logotherapy in a condensed form. Highly recommended & I will definitely have to reread this book numerous times in my life.
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No matter where you are in your life, this little book will remind you to be grateful. Thought provoking, memorable and inspiring. This is one book everyone should read.
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