“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl may be one of the most important books in history. Written in 1946 about the plight of Jews in Nazi concentration camps. It described a psychotherapeutic method in which victims could imagine a better future and find positive purpose in their lives. While it might seem like a lofty goal, the simplest and most effective way to achieve that goal is by doing what the author describes.
The premise of Man’s Search for Meaning is that human beings are born to search for meaning. In their life, they have to search for meaning, and this can be done by reading books. While it might seem that it is impossible to find meaning in one’s life, it is possible to derive meaning from a variety of experiences. The main idea of this book is that we all create our own meaning. This ultimately determines our attitude and our outcomes.
Man’s Search For Meaning is a powerful book about the Holocaust, about human nature and human triumph. It details Viktor Frankl’s experiences in Nazi concentration camps, and teaches how he came to develop his own philosophy of logotherapy. This helps him cope with the terrible circumstances of his life and the meaning we give to it. In the end, the importance of finding meaning in our lives cannot be stressed enough. This book will move you beyond the adversity and help you to find peace in your life.