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Man's Search for Meaning

by Viktor E. Frankl

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Publish Date
2006
June 1
Goodreads rating
4.36
ISBN
9781416524281
Tags
nonfictionpsychologysocial-sciencesphilosophyhistorybiography-and-memoirpersonal-developmentspirituality-and-religionclassicsfiction
Recommendations
26
Recommendations
Feb 23, 2017
Charles Dickens is my fav I guess. Man's Search For Meaning... has Lin Manuel written a book yet?     source
Loved it. Really loved it.     source
Apr 03, 2018
I think this book is incredibly important.     source
Mar 04, 2019
Man’s Search for Meaning provides compelling examples of humanity’s perseverance through trying situations. This is another book that I’ve read dozens of times. It taught me that if you change the meaning, you change everything. Meaning equals emotion, and emotion equals life.     source
Jan 20, 2017
Both books are absolutely essential to me in order to keep my perspectives correct in a changing world.     source
Jul 14, 2011
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
A meditation on what the gruesome experience of Auschwitz taught the author about the primary purpose of life: the quest for meaning, which sustained those who survived.     source
One of my favorite books.     source
Jul 14, 2011
@nielsvantilborg Single most important book you can read: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl     source
A hugely important book for me.     source
Five books that taught me about myself - Finding Flow: Happiness is absorption - Meditations: Reactions are a choice - Punished by Rewards: Only intrinsic motivation lasts - Man’s Search for Meaning: Fortune is finding a purpose - On the shortness of Life: Life is long enough     source
This book illustrates that it’s not our circumstances but the decisions we make that diminish or develop us. Nothing has any meaning but the meaning we choose to give it. We alone have that power.     source
Looks at how we find purpose by dedicating ourselves to a cause, learning to love and finding a meaning to our suffering.     source
Jul 14, 2011
Powerful, deep, etc. First half describes life inside Auschwitz. Second half has powerful succinctly-said insights into the universal struggle. There's a reason this book has sold a billion copies.     source
Jul 14, 2011
I’m at a loss for words here. Just read it. Don’t read it for the Holocaust. Or psychological theory. Read it because when you’re about halfway through you will realize your life is no longer the same. And next time you get a chance to whisper in the ear of someone about to kill himself, whisper words from this book.     source
The book I’ve probably gifted the most is Man's Search for Meaning, since I’m 16.     source
Nov 12, 2019
I’m asked all the time what books I suggest. These are the best of the best. Links to each book are here #marketing #entrepreneur     source
From Man's Search for Meaning I interpreted that we cannot avoid suffering, but we can choose how to cope with it, and that having meaning in our life is essential.     source
Nov 12, 2019
1: Be Proactive Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl (cited in book) The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman (esp. commitment #1: Responsibility) Lead Yourself First by Kethledge/Erwin Leadership & Self Deception by Arbinger Institute     source
Jul 13, 2019
His book was so inspiring.     source
Outlines methods to discover deep meaning and purpose in life.     source
Dec 04, 2019
An extraordinary book. About great evil and survival. About greater hope and humanity.     source
If I were to take the meaning of Man's Search for Meaning, and turn it into an equation, it would be despair equals suffering minus meaning.     source
If people are doing a bit of soul searching, hands down I give them this book.     source
His basic point is no matter the conditions we surround ourselves in, we can author our life.     source