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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 renewed purpose At the heart of his theory known as logotherapy is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure but the pursuit of what we find meaningful Man's Search for Meaning has become one of the most influential books in America; it continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living

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  1. says:

    I read this book for the first time during my senior year in high school The year prior I had gone to Germany for spring break with some fellow classmates During the trip we spent a day visiting a former WWII concentration camp in Dachau As one might expect this visit had a profound effect on me I had of course read and knew about the atrocities that occurred under the Nazi regime but to actually see a camp in person is a deeply haunting and disturbing experience Perhaps for this reason Frankl's book affected me even deeply than it otherwise might have The book is divided into two parts The first section recounts in vivid detail Frankl's horrifying experiences as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp Frankl a former psychiatrist also describes his observations of other prisoners and what he felt to be the main way in which people tried to cope with the insurmountable obstacles they faced He found that those who could find meaning or purpose in their suffering were the ones who also seemed better able to find the strength to go on As I recall Frankl personally found his purpose in the hope of someday being able to see his wife again a hope that was strong enough to get him through the daily horrors he facedThe second half of this book is devoted to the therapy he developed based on the search for meaning which he calls logotherapy The basic premise is that those who can find meaning in their suffering are better able to cope with what would otherwise be a struggle too hard to bear As one who majored in psychology I found this section as fascinating as the firstI have read this book at least three times now and it is one of the few books I can say truly changed my life I am ever grateful that I have the wisdom of this book to fall back upon when needed Several years ago at a very young age in my 20s I became ill with a disease that left me bedridden and barely able to speak above a whisper Now 36 I am still bedridden and fighting the same battle It is Frankl's reminder to find meaning and purpose in suffering which I found in the love of my fiancé and my hope of recovery that has helped me to get through each difficult day As Frankl tells us Everything can be taken from a man but one thing the last of the human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances to choose one's own wayI highly recommend this book

  2. says:

    After I read this book which I finished many many years ago I had become self critical of any future endeavours which would take up a lot of my time I would ask myself is this or will this be meaningful to me? and if the answer was no I wouldn't do it It was this book that influenced me to consciously live as meaningful a life as possible to place a great value on the journey and not just the destination while knowing that meaningful doesn't always mean enjoyable Meaningful should be euated with fulfilling So I studied Physics instead of Engineering I went to York U instead of U of T I went to Europe instead of immediately entering the workforce after graduation I want to recommend this book to all of my grade 12 students

  3. says:

    How is it possible to write dispassionately of life in a concentration camp in such a way as to engender great feeling in the reader? This is how Frankl dealt with his experience of those terrible years The dispassionate writing makes the horrors of the camp extremely distressing so than writing that is emotionally involved It is almost reportage The first half of the book is eual in its telling to The Diary of a Young Girl in furthering our understanding of those dreadful timesThere are occasional glimmers of humanity from the Germans These are so small that rather than illuminate any basic goodness they cast further into the shadows the terror of living in a place and time where death might be a beating or a shot to the head at any moment There are also stories of the depths that some of the Jewish victims would sink to in what they would do to stay alive themselves It made me think that rather than condemn these people for becoming tools of the Nazis what would I do faced with death or the chance to stay alive a little longer and maybe save family or friends 7 stars golden stars for this half of the bookThe second half is about Frankl's psychotherapeutic methods and lost me in boredom I did read this in its entirety but it wouldn't have spoiled the book or my appreciation of the genius retelling and brilliant writing of the first half if I hadn't

  4. says:

    The original part one was the strongest I think because the rest started to go into the typical psychobabble inherent to books trying to contribute to the academic side of psychology or psychiatry but the first part really grounded the idea of giving meaning to one existence into personal experience and I found it very poignant about the mental state of people in very stressful and hopeless situations It's a very empowering and important idea that no matter the situation a person can control their behavior and influence their own feelings of the situation This idea of a person having so much control over their own selves and survival is one I whole heartedly agree with Anyone having trouble figuring out life or what the point is could benefit from reading this I think

  5. says:

    For most of the book I felt as dumbfounded as I would have been if I were browsing through a psychiatric journal Filled with references and technical terms and statistics it was mostly a book long affirmation of the then innovative techniue called 'logo therapy' I do not understand how this book is still relevant and found in most popular book stores It might have been that the book was popular in the sixties and seventies as it offered a powerful and logical argument against the reductionist approach that leads inevitably to existential nihilism but is that still relevant today? It also attempts to free psychiatry from the belief that 'eros' was the cause of all neurosis and turns the flashlight on repressed 'logos' which forms the premise of the book and the title But while the basic premises are powerful and moving the breadth and scale of repetition of the same ideas and the technical jargon and the constant Freud bashing ensured that I did not enjoy the book as much as I had hoped Further the whole chapter dedicated to the theory that ultimately our basic necessity of 'search for logos' can also be explained as a 'repressed religious drive' and his exhortation to religious people to not look down on irreligious ones read atheists and agnostics just because they have achieved a stage that the atheistsagnostics are still aspiring unconsciously of course towards rang patently false and too much in line with his argument of psychiatry being a sister to theologyI wish Frankl had stuck to his original title of 'The Unconscious God' it would have been representative of the book as his 'logos' argument directly derives from his postulation of a transcendent unconscious super ego that trumps Freud's 'Super Ego' and a spiritual cum instinctual subconscious that trumps Freud's 'id'Unless you are looking for a historical perspective on the technical aspects of psychiatry and about the origins of 'logo therapy' I would not recommend this book especially for general reading If you pick up this book like I did in the hope that it is about Frankl's personal uest for meaning amidst the horrors of Auschwitz with a strong scientific perspective you will be disappointed to find that you have picked up a medical journal that is pedantic and repetitive with hardly any reference to Frankl's personal journey or about how he evolved his theory and practices that did transform many lives based on his experiences

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    What is it that makes life worth living? Is it the pursuit of happiness? Attaining success? As human beings living in a vast and endless universe or multiverse for that matter what are we actually living for? I for one cannot answer those particular uestions for you but know that I am also one of those who is searching for answers trying to look for ways to make sense out of life the numerous paths we've all trodden as well as the roads we haven't taken We look backwards rummaging through our past examining our own mistakes failures and losses and what we could've done to correct those that which cannot be changed We yearn for the truth about our own existence where pain suffering loss and even death is inevitable but amidst those darkest moments we rise above those conditions and grow beyond them as Frankl puts it 'Et lux in tenebris lucet' — and the light shineth in the darkness What is the meaning of life — a naïve uery which understands life as the attaining of some aim through the active creation of something of value Or perchance we've been asking the wrong uestion after all? Ultimately man should not ask what the meaning of his life is but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked In a word each man is uestioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible Thus logotherapy sees in responsibleness the very essence of human existence Man's Search for Meaning was a transformative and life affirming read Brimming with illuminating insights Frankl explores analyses and shares his harrowing experiences in a concentration camp during Hitler's reign More than that he delves into numerous ways in how he sees suffering and pain as a part of life By employing logotherapy he offers us ways to discover meaning in our lives by creating a work or doing a deed; by experiencing something or encountering someone; and by the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering If there is a meaning in life at all then there must be a meaning in suffering Suffering is an ineradicable part of life even as fate and death Without suffering and death human life cannot be complete It is one of the basic tenets of logotherapy that man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life That is why man is even ready to suffer on the condition to be sure that his suffering has a meaning But let me make it perfectly clear that in no way is suffering necessary to find meaning I only insist that meaning is possible even in spite of suffering—provided certainly that the suffering is unavoidable These philosophical truths and therapeutic method hit close to home For someone who has been wandering and wondering about meaning this gave me a better understanding about life offered me a glimmer of hope and provided an enormous relief Being diagnosed with depression a year ago I asked my psychiatrist what was the meaning of life He provided a rather straightforward answer It is up to you to search for it as it will be a lifelong journey of exploration After reading this book I realised my doctor was correct after all but I was hoping that he could elucidate than that For the meaning of life differs from man to man from day to day and from hour to hour What matters therefore is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment Frankl also affirmed my belief that my condition stems from having an existential crisis haunted by having an existential frustration and a void within that represents my inner emptiness to which I say that in cases such as mine logotherapy would be perfect but I'm not discrediting psychotherapy for it has its own uses and benefits too Such widespread phenomena as depression aggression and addiction are not understandable unless we recognize the existential vacuum underlying them This is also true of the crises of pensioners and aging people I couldn't recommend this book highly enough for philosophical thinkers and readers those who are struggling with their mental health that deeply stems from having an existential crisis those who feel hopeless due to a fate that cannot be changed and for those who want to have a meaningful life He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How Audiobook rating narrated by Simon VanceNarrative voice style ★★★★Vocal characterisation ★★★★★Inflexion intonation ★★★★Voice uality ★★★★Audiobook verdict ★★★★ Great performance highly recommended

  7. says:

    This is a short but extremely intense book first published in 1946 It begins with the author's experiences in four different German concentration camps in WWII including Auschwitz and how he coped with those experiences and saw others cope with them or not He continues in the second half of this book with a discussion of his approach to psychiatry called logotherapy based on the belief that each person needs to find something in his or her life something particular and personal to them to give their life meaning We need to look outside ourselves There is nothing in the world I venture to say that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions as the knowledge that there is meaning in one's life There is much wisdom in the words of Nietzsche He who has a why to live for can bear almost any howThe first half of the book is completely absorbing fascinating reading When I tried to read the second academic part of it years ago I floundered I don't think I ever got through to the end But I stuck with it this time and found it truly rewardingThe second part did sometimes challenge my brain cells with concepts like thisI never tire of saying that the only really transitory aspects of life are the potentialities; but as soon as they are actualized they are rendered realities at that very moment; they are saved and delivered into the past wherein they are rescued and preserved from transitoriness For in the past nothing is irretrievably lost but everything is irrevocably storedI had to read that one two or three times before I felt like I really grasped what Frankl was saying And this oneLive 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 nowI assume it's to help give us motivation to avoid making a wrong choice by thinking through the likely conseuences of what we are about to do But there are so many nuggets of wisdom in this short volume A few things that really impacted meWe had to learn ourselves and further we had to teach the despairing men that it did not matter what we expected from life but rather what life expected from usOne should not search for an abstract meaning of life Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment Therein he cannot be replaced nor can his life be repeatedIt is one of the basic tenets of logotherapy that man's main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life In accepting this challenge to suffer bravely life has a meaning up to the last moment and it retains this meaning literally to the endMan does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be what he will become in the next moment By the same token every human being has the freedom to change at any instantInspiring words; inspiring lifeBonus material Here is an interview with Viktor Frankl when he was 90 years old He died just a couple of years later

  8. says:

    Trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager Man's Search for Meaning; an introduction to logotherapy Viktor E Frankl Man's Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during World War II and describing his psychotherapeutic method which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about and then immersively imagining that outcome According to Frankl the way a prisoner imagined the future affected his longevity The book intends to answer the uestion How was everyday life in a concentration camp reflected in the mind of the average prisoner? Part One constitutes Frankl's analysis of his experiences in the concentration camps while Part Two introduces his ideas of meaning and his theory called logotherapyعنوانها انسان در جستجوی معنی؛ انسان در جستجوی معنی غایی؛ درون خود را جستجو کنید خودشناسی و خودباوری آشنایی با معنی درمانی؛ انسان در جستجوی معنا؛ نویسنده ویکتور امیل فرانکل؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش ماه می سال 1975 میلادیعنوان انسان در جستجوی معنی؛ نویسنده ویکتور امیل فرانکل؛ مترجمین نهضت صالحیان؛ مهین میلانی؛ چاپ نخست تهران، دانشگاه تهران، 1354؛ چاپ دوم تهران، آذر، 1363؛ در 260 ص؛ کتابنامه از ص 236 تا 259؛ چاپ چهارم 1368؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، نهضت صالحیان و مهین میلانی، 1370؛ چاپ بعدی 1371؛ چاپ هشتم تهران، درسا، 1374؛ چاپ دوازدهم 1381؛ موضوع اردوگاه اسیران آلمان، روانشناسی، زندانیان، سده 20 معنوان انسان در جستجوی معنی غایی؛ نویسنده ویکتور امیل فرانکل؛ مترجمین احمد صبوری؛ عباس شمیم؛ چاپ نخست تهران، صداقصیده، 1381؛ در 207 ص؛ شابک ایکس 964641172؛ کتابنامه از ص 165 تا 186؛ عنوان انسان در جستجوی معنی؛ نویسنده ویکتور امیل فرانکل؛ مترجم اکبر معارفی؛ تهران، موسسه انتشارات دانشگاه تهران، 1378؛ در 106 ص؛ شابک 9640337854؛ کتابنامه از ص 105 تا 106؛ چاپ نهم 1388، شابک 9789640337851؛ چاپ یازدهم 1393؛ عنوان درون خود را جستجو کنید خودشناسی و خودباوری آشنایی با معنی درمانی؛ نویسنده ویکتور امیل فرانکل؛ مترجم الهام مبارکی زاده؛ تهران، پل، 1388؛ در 240 ص؛ شابک 9789642330058؛ عنوان انسان در جستجوی معنا؛ نویسنده ویکتور امیل فرانکل؛ مترجم مهدی گنجی؛ ویراستار حمزه گنجی؛ تهران، ساوالان، 1392؛ در 243 ص؛ شابک 9789647609890؛ عنوان انسان در جستجوی معنا؛ نویسنده ویکتور امیل فرانکل؛ مترجم امیر لاهوتی؛ تهران، جامی، 1394؛ در 184 ص؛ شابک 9786001761157؛ کتاب «انسان در جستجوی معنا»، اثر «ویکتور فرانکل»، روان‌پزشک، عصب‌ شناس، و پدیدآورنده ی لوگوتراپی است، که نخستین بار در سال 1946 میلادی منتشر شد این کتاب، دربردارنده ی یادمانهای «فرانکل»، از وضعیت خود، و سایر قربانیان اردوگاه‌های کار اجباری آلمان، در خلال جنگ دوم جهانی است «فرانکل» در این کتاب، به عنوان یک روان‌شناس اگزیستانسیالیت، به اهمیت جستجوی معنا برای زندگی، در سخت‌ترین شرایط زندگی می‌پردازند، و ضمن روایت یادمانهای خویش، از اردوگاه‌های کار اجباری، تلاش می‌کنند، نگرش تازه ی خویش را در روان‌شناسی لوگوتراپی تبیین کنند ا شربیانی

  9. says:

    This book stands out as one of the most helpful tools I've found in my life long search for the way to live and be useful to others despite depression As opposed to Freud who believed that the primary drive in man the most urgent motivation was pleasure Frankl believes that it is meaning Now meaning for Frankl is not something abstract and airy and noble but rather something very concrete and specific to your life what is the task that life asks of you that only you can do? Look at the circumstances of your life look at your talents and the people that surround you Where is the need that is calling for you to respond? For Frankl the hope that kept him trudging on day by day in the concentration camps was the need to re write the manuscript taken away when first imprisoned where he could present to the world his theory of Logotherapy Why I found this book so helpful in my struggles with depression is because one of the rock bottom places where depression can take you is despair Despair is the absence of hope The search for meaning for a response to something life is asking of you is the place where hope is born Frankl states that hope like genuine laughter or like faith or love is not something that we can will into being We cannot make hope appear willy nilly in our lives because hope is than a nice thought it is like true love something that involves your whole being I find this to be true but there are things that we can do to prepare the way for hope's arrival and hope will come it will always come We can search for meaning because searching and looking and asking and expecting are acts and attitudes that we can will Meaning according to Frankl is found in three different forms Meaning is found in creating or doing Meaning is found in experiencing something greater than ourselves and in encountering another being through love And finally meaning can be found in the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering The important thing here is that in all of these instances the value of the thing that gives meaning is subjective There is no scale out there that says that writing a novel gives meaning than helping your spouse with the dishes When it comes to meaning the small the hidden the unsaid is as important as the great acts of genius and you alone are the judge Orienting yourself to responding in some way to what life is asking of you may not be the sole cure to depression but it is for me a necessary part of any healing process of learning to live and be useful despite the illness

  10. says:

    After the Book of Mormon this would be my second recommendation to anyone looking for purpose in life Here's a poignant excerpt from one of my favorite parts of the book when Frankl has been in Auschwitz and other camps for several years and doesn't know the war is only weeks away from ending He had decided to escape his camp near Dachau with a friend and was visiting some of his patients for the last timeI came to my only countryman who was almost dying and whose life it had been my ambition to save in spite of myself but my comrade seemed to guess that something was wrong perhaps I showed a little nervousness In a tired voice he asked me 'You too are getting out?' I denied it but I found it difficult to avoid his sad look After my round I returned to him Again a hopeless look greeted me and somehow I felt it to be an accusation The unpleasant feeling that had gripped me as soon as I had told my friend I would escape with him became intense Suddenly I decided to take fate into my own hands for once I ran out of the hut and told my friend that I could not go with him As soon as I had told him with finality that I had made up my mind to stay with my patients the unhappy feeling left me I did not know what the following days would bring but I had gained an inward peace that I had never experienced before I returned to the hut sat down on the boards at my countryman's feet and tried to comfort himI found such strength and wisdom in this book strength and advice for me as a mother of six young children While potty training bending over to clean up a handful of toys for the the thousandth time that day scraping Play Dough off of a filthy kitchen floor on hands and knees and preparing the fifth snack of the day for several hungry mouths directly after doing the dishes from the previous snack I find the text of this book to give profound meaning to small and simple acts of selflessness patience and service What a profound reminder that The immediate influence of behavior is always effective than that of words I desperately needed to read this book if only to remember to be calm and kind to my little ones so that they will pass on the favor to their own next generation Bravo to Viktor Frankl for bringing human frailty and greatness into perspectiveEverything can be taken from a man but one thing the last of the human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances to choose one's own way Frankl