Man's Search For Meaning

An Introduction to Logotherapy
by Viktor Frankl | Pocket © 1997 · 224 pages

Viktor Frankl survived the horrors of the holocaust and describes his Logotherapy in this classic book. In the Note, we'll explore the fact that our attitudes determine our happiness and that *no one* can ever take away the freedom for us to choose our response to any given situation. We'll also look at the importance of having a mission in life and that as we serve something bigger than ourselves, our happiness and success will follow.

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.”

~ Viktor Frankl from Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl.

He’s one of my heroes and this book is incredible.

The man survived the horrors of Nazi concentration camps and, from that pain, brought the world his “Logotherapy”—A philosophy based on the fundamental precept that we have ultimate responsibility for choosing our responses to any given challenge AND equally powerful responsibility to determine how we will give ourselves to the world and create a truly meaningful life.

We’re going to touch on a handful of my favorite Big Ideas here and I trust you will be inspired by and admire the beautiful man as much as I am and do.

Let’s start with our attitude.

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About the author


Viktor Frankl

Founder of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis