Monday, May 22, 2017

Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl is a difficult book to read - if you are the types who get sucked into it. I typically read before sleep, and I could not go to sleep while reading this book.

Victor Frankl is a Psychatrist by profession and he and is wife are picked by the Germans and sent to the camps.

The first half is all about Victor's experience in the Nazi camps. How the prisoners are shepherded from one Camp to another in train - with no knowledge if they are being sent to the Gas Chambers or to another camp.

I strongly recommend this book - will give a new outlook to your life.

"He who has a why to live forcan bear almost any how"

"Mental health is based on a certain degree of tension - between what one has already achieved and what one still has to accomplish"

"What man needs is not a tensionless state but rather striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal"

"Live as if you are living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now."

"No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. "

"Man is ready to suffer on one condition - to be sure - that his suffering has a meaning. "

"He is not only unhappy but also ashamed of being unhappy. "

"Lying on your death bed ask your self - was your life meaning full "