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Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning

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Book Details
Author: Viktor Frankl
Mass Market Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 080701429X
ISBN-13: 978-0807014295
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 6.8 inches
 

Description

This book 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.

A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a -book that made a difference in your life- found this book, Man's Search for Meaning, among the ten most influential books.

Why we recommend this book

This book stands out as one of the most helpful books to meditate upon when unreasonable misery is taking over the way to live peacefully. Surviving a Holocaust is akin to coming out of life's depression on how someone found a meaning in their lives despite the circumstances.

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves" -Viktor Frankl

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