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Man's Search for MeaningM a remarkable perspective on the psychology of survival In these inspired pages he asserts that the the will to meaning is the basic motivation for human life This simple and yet profound statement became the basis of his psychological theory logotherapy and forever changed the way we understand our humanity in the face of suffering As Nietzsche put it He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how Frankl's seminal work offers us all an avenue to greater meaning and purpose in our own lives a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the act of livi. Very moving book in a kind of Dith Pran way he is clearly mentally resilient and robust to find a way of dealing with the harsh conditions of a slaughter camp called Auschwitz without being dehumanised Two uotes really moved me if you can understand the why in your suffering you can find the how in your suffering And after being released in 1945 although depersonalised by the awful conditions there 3 weeks later he was able to say I give thanks to God who has led me to a spacious place He reluctantly agreed to write a script which as we know became this bookAnyone who feels their life has no meaning or purpose as our society has become increasingly Dickensian in the last 10 years will find hope as I did to motivate myself to lead a fuller life in spite of some of life's setbacks I feel a winner now and am grateful for a special mentor who gave me her copy to learn wisdom I bought my own copy as above to refer to it in times of stress Other than that it is a great read which casts an objective eye on a period of history some would rather forget

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Fifty years Nowthan forty years and million copies later this tribute to hope in the face of unimaginable loss has emerged as a true classic Man's Search for Meaning at once a memoir a self help book and a psychology manual is the story of psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's struggle for survival during his three years in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps Yet rather than a tale concerned with the great horrors Frankl focuses in on the hard fight for existence waged by the great army of unknown and unrecorded Viktor Frankl's training as a psychiatrist allowed hi. THIS BOOK REVIEW IS ONLY BASED ON MY FEELINGS DURING READING THE BOOK IT DOES NOT INTENT TO HURT ANYONE’S FEELINGS AND DOES NOT MEANT TO COMPARE WITH ANY OTHER REVIEWER’S FEELINGSWell writing a review for this kind of extraordinary book is a big audacity for me however here I’m trying to give some brief review of the book The book is basically divided into three parts the first one describes the way the Jews prisoners were treated in the Nazi Concentration Camps and how their lifestyle was In the second part the author described the basics of Logotherapy a way of treatment of the Psychotherapeutic Patients And finally in the third part he described what he actually meant by Man’s Search for meaning Being a Jew the author was transferred to the Auschwitz Dachau and other concentration camps during the Nazi occupation in Austria Here in the first part of the book the author described his days in those concentration camps where is were no chance of seeing the morning sun in the next day And this happened every day He described the way the SS guards used to treat the prisoners the corruption prevailed in the camps the malnutrition the lifestyle of the camp Jews etc The way he described the tortures the prisoners suffered would surely bring tears to your eyes During his description he also pointed out the psychological condition of the other comrades in those camps When most of the prisoners lost all hope of his life some of them still kept the faith that good days were coming In the second part the author basically described the Logotherapy Techniues And the most interesting part of the book is the third part Here the author describes “Man’s search for meaning” We the human beings on this planet are living for a purpose Until it must ensue and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself2 There are things which must cause you to lose your reason or you have none to lose3 Suffering completely fills the human soul and conscious mind no matter whether the suffering is great of little Therefore the ‘size’ of human suffering is absolutely relative4 No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same5 The human being is completely and unavoidably influenced by his surroundings6 Suffering is an ineradicable part of life even as fate and death Without suffering and death human life can’t be completed7 Emotion which is suffering ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it8 There is no need to be ashamed of tears for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage the courage to suffer9 A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human who affectionately waits for him or to an unfinished work will never be able to throw away his life He knows the “why” for his existence and will be able to bear almost any ” how”10 The body has fewer inhibitions than the mind11 No one has the right to do wrong not even if wrong has been done to them

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free read Man's Search for Meaning 106 ✓ ❮Reading❯ ➶ Man's Search for Meaning ➮ Author Join or create book clubs – We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being uestioned by life daily and hourly Our answer must consist not in taWe needed to stop asking about the meaning of life and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being uestioned by life daily and hourly Our answer must consist not in talk and Man's Search PDFEPUBmeditation but in right action and in right conduct Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individualWhen Man's Search for Meaning was first published in it was hailed by Carl Rogers as one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last. For some reason I put off reading this book for many years I had read excerpts that made me want to read it but getting the book and sitting down to read it just seemed to not fit into my plans I am so glad I finally read it For about twenty years I read many stories about World War Two I wanted to know why no one helped the Jews The most gratifying part of the reading was to find that there were many people that endangered their own lives and the lives of their families in order to hide Jews from the Germans So to follow a Jew into the concentration camps and read his observations was enlightening Some survived the camps while others died They all ate the same food suffered the same diseases performed the same work and suffered the freezing temperatures Why did some survive That is what Victor Frankl wanted to know and with close observation he saw the pattern that gave meaning to life and helped some survive while others gave up and died His ideas are applicable to modern day problems as well as his methods