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Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

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Rating: 9.5 / 10

Thoughts

Probably the only book that I've ever read where I almost shed a tear.


"... The last of the given freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how"

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

"According to Logotherapy we can discover the meaning of life in three different ways: (1) by creating a work or doing a deed; (2) by experiencing something or encountering someone; and (3) by the attitude we take towards unavoidable suffering."

"In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice."

"Pleasure is, and must remain, a side-effect or by-product, and is destroyed and spoiled to the degree to which it is made a goal in itself."

"If, on the other hand, one cannot change a situation that causes his suffering, he can still choose his attitude."

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