This personal development book is an absolute must read. It
is the equivalent to what Gone with the wind is to classic film, Romeo and Juliet to romance, and Hulk Hogan is to wrestling. Seventy years after Man’s Search for Meaning was written, it remains an empowering masterpiece.
Logotherapy is a therapeutic approach based on the theory that the most powerful, motivating and driving force in humans, is the striving to find a meaning in one’s life – which we can discover through (1) engaging in work or acts of service; (2) our experiences; and (3) by how we think about unavoidable suffering.
After liberation, Dr Frankl remained in Austria to help in the post war rebuilding effort. His writing portrays that he was never bitter or vengeful toward those who had persecuted him and his loved ones. He lived a full life, remarrying, writing more books and he became one of the most influential 20th century psychiatrists. Dr Frankl was a person I credit most with intriguing me about the science of psychiatry. Though I never met him, he is both an inspiration and a mentor for me.