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Personal Development for Life - PD for Life's R & R - Man's Search for Meaning
August 06, 2015

PD for Life’s R & R this week is ‘Man's search for meaning’ by Dr Viktor E Frankl, published in 1946.

Dr Frankl, was a Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, who’s writings have been called ‘the most important contributions in the field of psychology since the days of Freud, Adler and Jung.

This is one of the most moving books I have ever read.

As a psychiatrist Dr Frankl takes you on his journey as a prisoner in the Nazi concentration and extermination camps in Auschwitz.

It is, in many parts horrific and hard to comprehend the cruelty and discrimination that man can inflict on another man, but it is also a truly remarkable story. Humbling and educational when one can see and apply the lessons throughout its content to their own life.

As quoted in the preface “Viktor Frankl’s'

Mans search for Meaning' is one of the great books of our time. Typically, if a book has one passage, one idea with the power to change a person’s life, that alone justifies reading and re-reading it and finding room for it on one’s shelves. This book has several such passages”.

It is not a light read and I cannot say, as I normally would “enjoy” but I will say for those who read it you will grow, learn and discover a meaning for your own life and I might add surely acknowledge the multitude of gratitude’s so many of us today take for granted.

One of many great takeaways quoted by Dr Frankly is “He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How” Nietzsche.

I could continue and share so much of what I gained from this book but I would highly recommend reading it for yourself to gain your own meaning.

I often say when you come across a book that is highly recommended by those who you admire or inspire you, jump on it. All the many inspiration people I look up to and admire have said read “Man’s search for Meaning”. So I did, and I say thank you otherwise I might never have come across it.

I welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback

Karen Offord is the author of 'Dare to Dream, Your Journey of a Lifetime'. She is an author, blogger and professional counsellor - helping men and women who desire to make positive changes in their life by providing an abundance of information, tools and resources - so they can experience, enjoy and live the life they desire and deserve, full of love, hope and joy. I welcome and encourage you to also visit and upload a happy photo to: Acknowledging the simple things in life that make you smile. In doing so you also help someone in need by way of my wonderful sponsors donating $1 to charity for each happy :) photo uploaded :) Full details found on the page. With sincerity, hope and gratitude - Thank You :)

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