Finding Meaning In This Great Big World

Man’s Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. [Get your hands on this life-affirming book via the link at the end.]

In it, Frankl describes his psychotherapeutic method, which involves identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about & immersively imagining that outcome. According to Frankl, the way a prisoner imagined the future affected his longevity.

Frankl’s analysis of his experiences in the concentration camps lays the groundwork for his ideas of meaning and his theory called logotherapy.

Logotherapy is based on the premise that the primary motivational force of an individual is to find a meaning in life. Greek “Logos” = MEANING

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