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Posted January 6, 2001
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I found this book to be very helpful and interesting in a time of great need. If there is anyone out there looking for a meaning to their life...this is definitely the book for them!
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Posted October 22, 2000
Survival is emotional not physical
In Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl uses important personal issues through a detachted voice to relay the mood of the Holocaust. The only strength important to survival is emotional not physical. Frankl shows through several instances that the will to survive is stronger. It is finding that will, that reason to survive, that saved lives and caused them to go on and not give up. This is a new aspect of the Holocaust, which doesn't focus on the pain and suffering but more of the hope that allows one to go on in these situations and never stop trying. Even in trying to survive, he shows that the group will suffer to spare one person and friends can be the difference between life and death. Although this is a very emotional issue, Frankl uses a calm, detached voice to describe these events, making them appear less horrifying than they were. This can be sad for some who wish to believe that one can never get used to these cruel acts, but the truth revealed by Frankl is that one has to forget about it and get used to it in order t survive themselves. It's sad and despressing but in the end, one can only think about what in one's own life can make them continue and be their own meaning to life.
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