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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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freeatlast1137
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Frankl dives deep into the meaning of life.

I had a tough time reading this book because I‘m not really a non-fiction reader, but he had some very good words of wisdom in regards to finding meaning in suffering.

Book 1 of 2022

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sakkineni
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

While we were waiting for the shower, our nakedness was brought home to us; we really had nothing now except our bare bodies -….-, all we possessed, literally, was our naked existence.

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Lifeisasnap
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“there are things which cause you to lose your reason or you have none to lose.‘ … The prisoner passed from the first to the second phase; the phase of relative apathy, in which he achieved a kind of emotional death..“

I feel like so many‘s emotional health is like this dealing with Covid-19. Apathy is a hard thing to lose yourself to. Dr. Frankl says the primary human drive is not the search for pleasure, but the search for meaningful in life.

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Lauren_Ho
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.

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Lauren_Ho
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Not every conflict is necessarily neurotic; some amount of conflict is normal and healthy. In a similar sense suffering is not always a pathological phenomenon; rather than being a symptom of neurosis, suffering may well be a human achievement, especially if the suffering grows out of existential frustration.

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sakkineni
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

Don‘t aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it.

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sakkineni
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you respond to 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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Lauren_Ho
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

Nietzsche's words, "He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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sarahljensen
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor Emil Frankl, Harold S. Kushner, William J. Winslade
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Panpan

Frankl's personal story is compelling, but I'm not sure his theory is effective. Basically it's the idea that there is meaning to suffering and once a person finds that, then their suffering is eased. So, he says there is a correct way to suffer, and I'm not really into telling people how to process or endure their trauma. I also don't believe there is some greater purpose to being abused in some way. So ...

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reading_rainbow
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I‘m having such a bummer month. August is always a tough one for me. I went online and found a bunch of books on finding meaning and how to find your life‘s passion and the first of the books came today 💫I heard this is a powerful one
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TiredLibrarian Loved this one. ❤ 5mo
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Lauren_Ho
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

One could make a victory of those experiences, turning life into an inner triumph, or one could ignore the challenge and simply vegetate, as did a majority of the prisoners.

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Lauren_Ho
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

Such people forgot that often it is just such an exceptionally difficult external situation which gives man the opportunity to grow spiritually beyond himself. Instead of taking the camp's difficulties as a test of their inner strength, they did not take their life seriously and despised it as something of no consequences. They preferred to close their eyes and to live in the past. Life for such people became meaningless.

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Veebee
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Some books make so much sense in certain situations and circumstances of our lives. Dr Victor Frankl 's personal account of the psychological reactions to the horrors of concentration camps during Holocaust is as illuminating as it is inspiring ! It can help find meaning in the uncertainty of life during the pandemic.

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Eggs
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One of the most important books you‘ll ever read—

Man*s Search for Meaning #boy #oppositeday @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

Crazeedi You are so correct 10mo
Eggs @Crazeedi 🙌🏻🙌🏻 10mo
kricheal This book is so powerful 10mo
AmyG Agreed. 10mo
Eggs @kricheal @AmyG 😓😓👏🏻 10mo
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Tgbsfk
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“ The second way of finding a meaning in life is by experiencing something- such as goodness, truth and beauty- by experiencing nature and culture or, last but not least, by experiencing another human being in his very uniqueness - by loving him. “

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Tgbsfk
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Spring is here with all its beauty. This beauty brings life and brings hopes for all of us. Lets fill it with love 💖

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MarkoPDX
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor Emil Frankl, Harold S. Kushner, William J. Winslade
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Mehso-so

Did you know the isolation of a pandemic is depressing? It led me to finally read this book that has been sitting on my bookshelf for at least a decade. Spoiled by pop-psychology, I felt the last half of this book was too academic for my tastes. The stories from the concentration camps were compelling.

Read in 2020.

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RileyEvans
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Speechless.

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ShaaM
Man S Search For Meaning | Viktor E. Frankl
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❤️

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SabGinesi
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl
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This book is such a great read. Frankl discusses his experience in concentration camps during the Holocaust and his observations of prisoners‘ fights to find individual purpose in their sufferings. This book has changed the way I view hardship and I recommend it to everyone! #audiobook #library #philosophy

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Twainy
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🎧📚 Viktor Frankl was a psychiatrist who lived unspeakable horrors in nazi death camps where his experiences helped develop an approach to psychotherapy called logotherapy which derives from his theory that the primary motivational force is man‘s search for meaning.

I was just thinking about those couples you hear about in the news, passing away together/shortly after each other, like they lost their meaning.

His story & the science. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm My great grandparents were one of those couples. Great grandpa was sick and held out so long until great grandma told him in the hospital that it was okay to go. Despite being healthy, she immediately started to fade away from us after that and passed mere months later. They were like newly wed lovebirds all the way to the end. ❤️ 12mo
Twainy @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm that is so sad & sweet. It sounds like they had a wonderful life together! 🤗 12mo
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Twainy
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#WeekendReads

1. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow AND Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
2. Man‘s Search For Meaning by Viktor E Frankl
3. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

@rachelsbrittain
@Arvena

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Esmerelda1rm
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I liked it very much until I got to the end. He lost me after the fifth time he referenced his own publications. That got annoying really quickly but it was still a fascinating listen on audio.

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DAB
Man S Search For Meaning | Viktor E. Frankl
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It man be snowing outside but this is the picture I am looking at. Heading down that road in shorts. The imagination.

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TheSpineView
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl
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#FestiveFilms @Klou
Day 15: The Family Man

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DAB
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Just started this book today. Recommendation from a webnair I participated in. So need this in my life right now.

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Cazxxx
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Cazxxx
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Wow this book certainly had an impact on me. With suffering with multiple chronic illnesses the past few years there‘s so much that resonated with me and so much I can take from it. A must read
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Cazxxx
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BriW
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor Emil Frankl, Harold S. Kushner, William J. Winslade
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Short but powerful read. The human spirit can cope with anything, as long as they‘re able to derive meaning from the experience.

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rrkreads
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I am as excited as I can reasonably be, reading a holocaust book... Have heard a lot about this book & very eager to read it... I am barely few pages in & am already annotating it so much!!

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Eggs
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“Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it.” -Spinoza
Dr. Frankl argued that we can‘t avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward. This memoir is based on his own experiences in Nazi death camps. Everyone could benefit from reading this.
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 1y
Eggs Oh thank you! @TheAromaofBooks 1y
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Jari-chan
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This book is unlike any other I read about WWII and life in the concentration camps before. Frankl describes his experiences from the view point of the psychologist, giving advice one actually can use in our save and comfy lives as well. I'm very impressed how the author managed to go through those traumatic times.

megnews I‘ve always wanted to read this. Hope to soon. 1y
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Jeannineth
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I usually avoid books set during the Holocaust but after enjoying The Tattooist ofAuschwitz, I thought I‘d read this.

Louise Oh, this is a beautiful, powerful book! 1y
llcoolnate One of the better books out there to me 1y
JamieArc This is the book I recommend most. 1y
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llcoolnate
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“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.”

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Mistermandolin
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‘When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.‘

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ednsrc
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Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved

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ednsrc
Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

The truth - that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire

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Shelly5
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Straight from the heart. Very thrilling.

llcoolnate Excellent book! 1y
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Eggs
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1* https://youtu.be/B2hTQjK1Fa4

2* it has different levels of interpretation

3* A: my legs that walk me miles every day, B: clouds, C: a nice employee at the driver license office yesterday

#thankfulthursday @Cosmos_Moon

Cosmos_Moon Such a sweet song 💙 1y
Eggs @Cosmos_Moon ❤️💗 1y
Nute That voice - he makes every song sound beautiful! Thanks for the tag, Sherri ( @Eggs )!💕 1y
Eggs You‘re so welcome 🙏🏻 @Nute 1y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Much needed book during this pandemic. Definitely we can feel the difference within ourself before and after reading this book.

4/4 book of #readathon #jubilantjuly

#bookspinbingo #aboutholocaust #classic #kindlequotes #sundayreading

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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El hombre en busca de sentido

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Custo7

Recuerdo el día en que un capataz me dio a escondidas un trozo de pan, seguramente de su propia ración de desayuno. Y me obsequio algo más, "ALGO" humano que me hizo saltar las lagrimas: la palabra y la mirada con que acompaño el regalo.