LIFE IS NEVER MADE UNBEARABLE BY CIRCUMSTANCES
Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, a powerful psychological memoir, and meditation on the author’s experience at Auschwitz, argues that meaning, not success or happiness, is the driving pursuit of human life.
Frankl’s theory of logotherapy, which holds that man’s fundamental drive is to find life’s “potential meaning under any conditions.”
Even in the worst imaginable circumstances, Frankl holds firm to the belief that man’s spirit can rise above his surroundings. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves,” he wrote.
Here are the four life lessons you should know from Man’s Search for Meaning.
1. We can’t choose our circumstances, but we can choose our attitude.
2. Love is the ultimate bestower of meaning.
3. Life calls for a sense of humor.
4. Success — and happiness — are not ends in and of themselves.
His advice for living a happy (and successful) life was not to chase after success, but instead to devote yourself to something greater than yourself, and let success follow as an inevitable byproduct of that devotion.
– Huffington Post
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