Man's Search for Meaning is more than a story of Viktor E. Frankl's triumph: it is a remarkable blend of science and humanism and an introduction to the most significant psychological movement of our day.
©1959, 1962, 1984 Viktor E. Frankl; (P)1995 Blackstone Audiobooks
"An enduring work of survival literature." (The New York Times)
A profound work indeed. As an aspiring psychologist I found this book giving me some direction for my own life, or some meaning if you will.
I will need to listen to this a few more times.
Yes, I absorb information well when I have the chance to listen to it while I'm walking or driving.
Hearing the perspective of a psycho analyst / concentration camp survivor.
He's an excellent voice actor with a nice accent.
No, but it did make me think.
My main takeaways:
1. Live and make decisions as if you're living your life for the second time as a do-over.
2. Don't dwell in the past, be your best self in the present and focus on your future.
3. It's not about what life means to me, but what I mean to life.
4. Avenues to meaning in life are work, love and turning unavoidable tragedy into triumph (seeing suffering as a growth experience).
Sheds light on how mental aspects of life can outweigh the physical attributes
Best book I've read for college so far.
There's something to be said about there being gems to be found in any given situation, in the case of this book, I must say I've stumbled upon a treasure chest. Not only has this opened my mind regards to the human psyche, but allowed me to better understand myself and the way I interact with the world around me. The will to meaning, our innate desire to find and ascribe meaning to our life, and the psychology, as well as, dare I say, the philosophy behind such an understanding of man, will not only mold and shape the way you perceive others, but the way you perceive yourself. Please, do yourself a favor, and open yourself the knowledge being given in this book, you surely won't regret it!
It's not that Viktor Frankl invented logotherapy so much as the fact that in his own suffering discovered a universal truth that man is a free agent; that he and he alone has the power to decide how to respond to all the suffering the world can possibly heap upon him. This truth is an eternal truth and when a human being can tap into that truth that person then obtains hope to overcome all challenges.
The simplicity of his message - to seek and find meaning in your experience.
His eyewitness credibility.
Simon is always good at narration
One of the very few books I listened to more than once - and will probably repeat. It's that good.
This book should be prescribed for depressed patients to supplement their therapy! Frankl vividly helps the reader navigate his concept of logotherapy through the lens of concentration camp victims.
If you aren't familiar with Man's Search for Meaning , you have missed one of the best books ever written. You will not put it down. You will stay up all night to finish it. Yes it's that good and that short. Cannot be recommended too highly. A triumph of the human spirit.
Great story and a great narration. Very intriguing thought left me spell bound about the life am blessed with.
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