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Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl
With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushnerand a new Biographical Afterword by William J. Winslade Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, "Man's Search for Meaning" had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found "Man's Search for Meaning" among the ten most influential books in America. Beacon Press, the original English-language publisher of "Man's Search for Meaning, " is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword, biographical Afterword, jacket, price, and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers.
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PickingBooks
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In “Alias Grace,” Margaret Atwood challenges readers to determine whether Grace Marks is guilty of murder or not, to choose whether to look “at the dark pieces, or else the light.” This concept is useful not only in contemplating the slippery nature of truth. It‘s also a useful way to approach many of life‘s challenges, big or small. Read more: https://pickingbooks.com/blog/mans-search-for-meaning

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Eggs
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LionHeartLeo
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Beautiful. Deep.
Particularly loved how it delved into the psychological aspects of being in a concentration camp & human suffering & our ability to mentally (& physically) overcome even the most horrible things.

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Neilg3
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Awesome story of survival in a concentration camp. It doesn‘t go into gruesome details rather talks about the psychological ability to survive using the power of the mind and hope.

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Lon89
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A window into the author‘s perspective on life and its meaning. He describes his experience in concentration camps and uses his background as a psychiatrist to explain how humans live through, and even grow through trauma. A beautiful example of post-traumatic growth and of human‘s ability to find meaning in adversity.

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Tanisha_A
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Hope.

This book. ❤️

sudi Love this 💛💛💛 3mo
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Tanisha_A
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sudi Oh, you're lucky to have a library. We had one library close by for many years, but it shut down 😞. Now the only remaining ones are far away and flood during rainy season. 4mo
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Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Just started it this morning. And gosh, it's going to be tough. Her writing puts me right there. 💔 4mo
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Severnmeadows
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What a nice post delivered this morning...two singing birds for a very young grandson, and two books for me 😊

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Petelord
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Everyone must read

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Ke633
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Going deep today. While making a grocery list. 😋😋

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KarinWestbrook
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“We had to teach the despairing men that it did not matter what we expected from life, but rather, what life expected from us.” (Frankl 98)

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MagicalDia
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‘Don‘t aim for success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect as one‘s dedication to a cause greater than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for your sucess: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do.‘ p. xx

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Loric
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What a beautiful reminder that life holds meaning under any circumstance, meaning specific to that given moment and as circumstance changes so does one‘s purpose or meaning. It‘s about the journey, not the destination and while we can‘t always control what happens around us, we can control how we feel or react. We may not be able to change the situation but we can change ourselves allowing us to make the best of any situation.

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KathyWheeler
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Alternating between these two books today. Apropos of nothing: does anyone else find the clacking of video game controllers annoying? My husband had thoughtfully turned the sound down but it‘s those controllers that are really getting to me. 😞

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stresseddesserts
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Best quote from the book!

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stresseddesserts
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One of my best reads so far. Dr. Viktor Frankl is an Austrian psychologist who survived the hellish experiences at the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz. This book is about having a purpose in life and never giving up hope no matter the consequences. He backs it with real life encounters and explains it through the mindset of an average prisoner there. My first post and many more to come :) happy reading to all.

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Ladyboss
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Perseverance, perspective!!! A lot of the psychiatrists terms and lingo were a bit over my head, but hearing his journey def puts things in perspective!!

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Gina
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This is Viktor Frankel and his wife Tilly and this is their story...

https://www.facebook.com/205341043571651/posts/434186224020464/

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Lirochacamarao
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In a very smart way, Frankl as the ability to transmit to the reader the horrors that hundreds of people suffer inside the concentration camps. He also gives us a super detailed description about the suffer phases that each person crosses.
I don't think that none of us as the vivid idea of how lucky we are to not have lived those horrors.
God bless each and every soul that got her life interrupted by the holocaust. May we never forget!

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MilwaukeeMayhem
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“We are challenged to change ourselves” -

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MilwaukeeMayhem
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By Experiencing another human being, by loving them ♥️

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I love the viewpoint

Crazeedi So much in this book❤️💕 9mo
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Billypar
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I'm going to be thinking about this one for a long time: I finished it yesterday just in time for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The first half is an invaluable first-hand document that isn't told in a linear storytelling mode like a memoir, but in a sampling of experiences noteworthy for what they reveal about the psychology of trauma in response to the horrors of camp life. The second half explains logotherapy, the psychotherapeutic👇

Billypar approach Frankyl created that his experience as a Holocaust survivor influenced. If described the wrong way, logotherapy as an argument for making meaning out of suffering could be viewed as offensive to other survivors of the Holocaust or any trauma, and I think some critics have raised this. But Frankyl's philosophy feels wise to me on a first read- I didn't understand everything, but these are issues that need reflection beyond the read itself. 10mo
jmofo My boss a few years ago had a book club plan and this was the first book he chose. He bought copies for anyone who was interested. I checked one out from the library. I didn‘t attend the discussion but had a one-on-one with him that was infuriating. I keep thinking I need to go back and revisit this book and think about it without his motives overshadowing the read. 10mo
Cathythoughts I loved this when I read it ( years ago .... ) I think an audio would be a lovely way to hear this again .... very insightful review 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
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batsy I don't know how I've gone so long without reading this. Agree with @Cathythoughts thanks for the thoughtful review. 10mo
Billypar @jmofo I can see that: I think there's a certain kind of narrative about 'victimhood' that someone could mistakenly apply to Frankyl's message (and even though I liked the work as a whole, there were some quotes from part 2 I didn't know what to make of). I could understand it being difficult to untangle from your boss' perspective! 10mo
Billypar @Cathythoughts I enjoyed the audio- very good narration. And it includes instructions for when to insert the next CD 😀 10mo
Billypar @batsy Thanks ☺️ It's a short but weighty read- good when you're in a philosophical mood but don't want too much text to sift through. 10mo
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Nidhi_Ashok
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This was a book I started reading while I was traveling. I kept it in a bag and then between books forgot to finish. Now I have decided to finish it asap, because I came across references from this book in the book ikigai I was reading. Him being a psychologist and a case study for himself has peaked my interest. As it is tried and tested by him and on him. I guess there is a lot to learn where this came from.

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Cinfhen
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#MusicalNewYear #AlwaysLookOnTheBrightSideOfLife Viktor Frankl, a man who lost everyone & everything in the Holocaust went on to become one of the world‘s leading psychiatrist. He shares his story of survival by finding personal meaning in the experience, which gave him the will to live through it. This book is full of inspirational and moving testament to what it means to be a survivor.

TrishB Sounds like an amazing man ❤️ 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m just always amazed at human resilience @TrishB 10mo
TrishB Definitely, lessons for us all. 10mo
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Billypar My current read, and I literally listened to that quote this morning. I am loving it: Frankyl's story and philosophy are so essential to hear. 10mo
Billypar Also- this was on my international nonfiction list that I still owe you! My additions to it have stalled of late, but I'll send you what I have so far even if it's still kind of small. 10mo
Cinfhen Thank you so much @Billypar I almost forgot but would love to see what you‘ve formed so far. And this book💔My son gifted it to me after he read it. It‘s so relevant as we mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan 27 (79 years since the liberation of Auschwitz ) 10mo
Bookzombie I stacked this one. This was just mentioned in my current book too. 10mo
Cinfhen That sounds interesting @Bookzombie thanks for tagging your current book... 10mo
LeahBergen I had a wonderful teacher who gave this book to me in grade eleven. ❤️ 10mo
Chrissyreadit I have this book to read with my kids when we study WW2 10mo
Cinfhen Hooray for wonderful teachers and homeschool moms❣️❣️🙌🏻 @LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit 10mo
vivastory I'm definitely moving this up my TBR. 10mo
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DwarD
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Awesome book and good insights into importance of meaning in life for survival 😊 recommend for all psychology lovers.

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M.J
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”Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond in the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.”

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Our #TheStrand #bookhaul from today in #NYC 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Many of them are re-buys to replace old tattered copies. @BookBabe wanted her #coffee-flavored chapstick and Choward mints. Two new bookish magnets too. 👍🏻👍🏻

Have you read any of these?

Leftcoastzen Very philosophical selection! 11mo
MrBook @Leftcoastzen Yep, one of my favorite genres to read ☺️. I'll be re-reading many of them in 2019, so stay tuned as I start sharing them. 😁 11mo
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gksidea
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Reading presently.
Taking my consciousness to a whole new level

Crazeedi Definitely worth reading 11mo
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iamChandra
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This book is about motivation for not dying, about struggle with death and about understanding life in most difficult and harsh situation. The author himself narrates whole story as he is protagonist. When anyone read this book then understand there must be a reason to live. First part of book is about harsh life in concentration camp but second part dealt with psychology and life. At last book become difficult to understand. Enjoy reading!

iamChandra Please share your thoughts on this comment and on book. 11mo
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Librarianaut
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#holidayGratitudeChallenge
This book was one of the first to help me see beyond myself (I was a very young adult when I read it); it helped me see that even though things may happen *to* me they do not define me and they do not dictate my future behavior. This book changed the way I see the world.

LauraJ Wow, that‘s so nice to see 11mo
ErinSueMreads That‘s awesome! That‘s also great that it affected you so much as a young reader and kind of shaped your life at a tender age 11mo
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aebus
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So glad I finally got to this one. All humans would benefit from reading Part I at the very least; in it, Frankl reveals his thoughts on finding meaning via vignettes from his Holocaust experience. He shows that one can build meaning out of suffering, as long as she fights to retain her inner freedom.

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aebus
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In fact, freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness. This is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility in the West Coast.

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I‘m finally getting a moment to post about my birthday books individually. @Cathythoughts thanks so much for this book. I had forgotten about it and now I‘m excited about it all over again!

Caroline2 I loved this book! 👍🏻 11mo
eraderneely @Caroline2 oh good! This seems like it‘s going to be great! 11mo
JamieArc This is probably the book I recommend most. 11mo
eraderneely @JamieArc oh wow! Looking forward to it. 11mo
Cathythoughts Your so very welcome ! Enjoy ♥️👍🏻 11mo
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One with a 'why' can manage any 'how'.
(painting credits goes to Pepa and Kamalini)

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iamChandra
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Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure or quest for power but a quest for meaning.😊🔝👍👍
Have anyone read this book? What's your view on this book?

britt_brooke I haven‘t read this, but will be curious to see what you think. 12mo
iamChandra @britt_brooke I am going through this book it seem so meaningful and inspiring. Hope you will read in future. 12mo
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The immediate influence of behavior is always more effective than that of words.

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Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to it's problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual

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Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it

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"Love goes far beyond the physical person of the beloved, it finds it's deepest meaning in his spiritual being, in his inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance."

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5/5💚s

Very few books are difficult for me to read due to the feels...this is one of them. His personal account of the concentration camps in WWII are heartbreaking & inspiring. The message of the importance of meaning in a persons life could not have been nailed home harder while retaining a gentle and caring touch. Definitely a book for all to read.

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Happy #BookshopDay - Bradford Waterstones is surprisingly lovely. Invested in Frankl and Vonnegut today.

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Faydflowright
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Haven‘t updated in a while! School started and that means required reading. This book, though small, is one of those readings for a class. It‘s a good book and I‘m about halfway done (granted I should have read it a week ago). It‘s a heavy book though. If you like Psychology essays and Holocaust survivor testimonies you‘ll like this one.

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Ralu
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"Lumea se gaseste intr-o stare rea,dar aceasta va deveni inca si mai rea daca fiecare dintre noi nu va da tot ce poate mai bun."

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Ralu
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Amazing!!

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Cinfhen
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#SeptemberDanes Wow! This slim book packs a heavy punch💔”Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake.” This book reminds us for every #stupidman there is also the brilliance of man to act with compassion, dignity and kindness. In every situation one ALWAYS holds the power of how they will react/respond.

ephemeralwaltz Lovely take on the prompt! 1y
Cathythoughts Amazing book ... 💫💫💫 1y
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Centique And wow those flowers!! 😍 1y
DivineDiana Agree with @Centique ! Gorgeous! 1y
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Cinfhen
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My older kids went to Malta for a few days and they brought me back a new vase, which i LOVE❣️❣️❣️So today for #FridayFlowers we went to the flower market and made our own arrangement 💜🌷🌾🌷My son also picked up tagged book for me as he‘s been telling me to read it for years.

JamieArc This is my most recommended book. I think everyone should read it. I hope you get to it 😊 1y
britt_brooke Beautiful! 1y
Cinfhen I plan on reading it over the weekend @JamieArc and thank you so kindly @britt_brooke 💚 1y
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Cortg Gorgeous vase AND flowers! You‘re kiddos did good 👍🏼 1y
AmyG Gifts from the kids are the best gifts! How lovely. 1y
Leftcoastzen So nice! 💐 1y
Suzze Beautiful vase and flowers! 1y
Leftcoastzen Such a significant book ! Time for me to read it again. 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful flowers and vase! 1y
Kalalalatja Your kids are great! Love everything about this post ❤️❤️ 1y
Chrissyreadit Gorgeous! All of it! 1y
youneverarrived Lovely! 💕 1y
Caroline2 Beautiful vase and flowers! And the tagged book is profound and beautiful, I loved it! 😍 1y
LeahBergen I read this book as a teenager. Ooph! 💔 1y
BarbaraBB Great bouquet! 1y
Tanisha_A How pretty! 🌷🌸🌹🌺🌻🌼🏵💐💠💮 1y
TrishB Lovely 💕💕 1y
Reviewsbylola So sweet that they brought you home gifts! 1y
Cinfhen Thanks everyone ~ more enthusiasm from you than from hubby 😂😂🤣 @Reviewsbylola @TrishB @Tanisha_A @BarbaraBB @LeahBergen @Caroline2 @youneverarrived @Chrissyreadit @Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm @Leftcoastzen @Suzze @AmyG @Cortg and I TOTALLY agree, gifts given with love are THE BEST 😍😍😍 1y
DivineDiana Very thoughtful children with good taste as well... just like their mother. 😘 1y
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Louise
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I will surely listen to this #audiobook (read by Simon Vance) multiple times. Frankl describes the psychiatric effects of life in a concentration camp, based on his own experiences, and introduces the main ideas of his Logotherapy. His premise is that, even in the most dire and intractable of circumstances, we have the freedom as human beings to choose how we respond to our situation. Through love and finding meaning, we can endure.

JamieArc This is my most recommended book. I wish all people could read it! 1y
Louise @JamieArc It truly is a remarkable book! 1y
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