Man's Search for Meaning

An enduring work of Holocaust survival literature

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Ryan HolidayHunter@ryanholiday · Author, Ego is the Enemy
Frankl is one of the most profound modern thinkers on meaning and purpose. His contribution was to change the question from the vague philosophy of “What is the meaning of life?” to man being asked and forced to answer with his actions. He looks at how we find purpose by dedicating ourselves to a cause, learning to love and finding a meaning to our suffering. His other two books on the topic, Will To Meaning and Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning have gems in them as well.
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
@ryanholiday loved this one but haven't read those other two yet...i'll check them out!
Michael Sarlitt@msarlitt · Growth @ HelloTalk
A must read. @ryanholiday funny you post this, as I was thinking about how similar Frankl's logotherapy seems to Stoicism after re-reading it a few weeks ago. Here's one of my favorite quotes from the book: "...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 way." Do you know if Frankl was a proponent of Stoicism and used it to form his own theory? Are there any major differences in your opinion?
Ryan HolidayHunter@ryanholiday · Author, Ego is the Enemy
@msarlitt Actually LOGOtherapy is derived from the Greek word logos which is a central stoic idea
Michael Sarlitt@msarlitt · Growth @ HelloTalk
@ryanholiday ah, makes sense.
DAVE MORIN@davemorin · Entreprenuer
One of my favorites of all time.