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Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning | Brain Pickings

“Live 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 now!”

Celebrated Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, born on March 26, 1905, remains best-known for his indispensable 1946 psychological memoir Man’s Search for Meaning (public library) — a meditation on what the gruesome experience of Auschwitz taught him about the primary purpose of life: the quest for meaning, which sustained those who survived.

For Frankl, meaning came from three possible sources: purposeful work, love, and courage in the face of difficulty.

Perspective shifting. How would you change your behaviour if you died and had been given a second chance at life?

"Live 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 now!"

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