Book Review – Man’s Search for Meaning by Dr Viktor Frankl


Dr. Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychologist who developed the therapeutic approach known as logotherapy. In his book Man’s Search for Meaning, he discusses his experience as a concentration camp inmate during the Holocaust and how he used logotherapy to help himself and others survive the ordeal.

Logotherapy is based on the belief that the primary motivating force in humans is their search for meaning in life. Frankl believed that man’s quest for meaning is what gives him purpose and direction, and that it is this quest that ultimately enables him to endure suffering.

Man’s Search for Meaning is an inspirational and thought-provoking read. It offers valuable insights into the human condition and the importance of finding meaning in our lives. Frankl observed that the inmates who survived were ones that had something to live for, whether it be a loved one, a cause, or a future goal. His message is relevant and timeless, and his book is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who read it.

Frankl’s book is divided into two parts. The first part details his experiences in the concentration camps and how he applied logotherapy to survive the physical and psychological torture. The second part is a more theoretical discussion of logotherapy and its applications.

Man’s Search for Meaning is an important work not only because it documents one man’s experience of surviving the Holocaust, but also because it offers a unique perspective on how to find meaning in life. Frankl’s book has inspired many people to look beyond their current circumstances and find ways to make their lives meaningful.

If you are looking for a book that will challenge your thinking and help you to find meaning in your life, then I highly recommend Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

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