“He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
There are enough memoirs and accounts of survivals of the Holocaust. There are enough stories about life and death in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The horrors and the devastating evil of humanity is well recorded already, even though some do not believe it, even though most do not fully understand. What the world needs is not another memoir or account, but instead a way to move on from that point. What the world is desperate for is not a tale of how men and women were abused and used by the powers of evil, but how life is not ultimately destroyed in the face of such adversity. What the world needs, back in 1946 as it does now, is a light to show us a way to live through the tragedies and trials..
What the world needs, what men and women are longing for, what the young and the old are seeking for, is a sense of meaning in their lives.
Having survived the nightmare that was Auschwitz, psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl shares a revolutionary approach to life, and to psychotherapy. Through the stories of his personal experience in the World War II concentration camp, Frankl explores what he believes to man’s primary motivation and driving force—Man’s Search For Meaning. Continue reading “OFF MY SHELF: Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl”