Friday, June 2, 2017

Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning is a very famous book, containing the experiences of a psychologist in a Nazi concentration camp. I must say that I left the third and final part of the book, because I do not have neither the inclination nor the theoretical background to understand psychotherapy.

This book reminded me of Gandhiji's Talisman, and thinking of one without the other is not possible for me now.

Before I post a few excerpts, I must say that the Nazis were not the only ones maintaining concentration camps in the Second World War. Concentration Camps were used by the British in Africa, the Russians and in the American Civil War. The Nazis were just one of the losers in the Second World War, and we must remember... history is written by the winners!

This might explain why sometimes the richest people
feel depressed and even go up to suicide.

"Set my like a seal upon thy heart,
love is as strong as death."

"No dream, no matter how horrible, could be as bad
as the reality of the camp which surrounded us..."

"Lack of emotion" and "surprise" in the same sentence...shudders.

Matter of life and death. Again, and again, and again.

Losing the ability to feel good.

Anyone can motivate themselves in hard times.
Real courage lies in being able to encourage others.

----Nothing to say here---

A day longer than a week?

Suffering brings out the best irony.
Does this also mean that the
biggest cynics among us are suffering
from something or other in secret?

The joys of not being sent to Auschwitz!
Like I wrote before, this is just like Gandhiji's Talisman. The sad thing is that we tend to forget the good, positive things in life, and we fixate on the bad, negative ones.