MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING – is an inspiring story of Dr. VIKTOR E. FRANKL’s survival as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp for three years. It strongly keeps a hold of the reader’s psychology while maintaining a precise writing style.
Through this book, Dr. FRANKL has tried to blend all human conscientious thoughts into a classic piece of literature. The book successfully builds the reader’s interest and engages him in an exceptional reading flow followed by a thoughtful contemplation of one’s inner self.
“He who has a why to live can bear with almost anyhow”
– is the central idea around which the book revolves. The book is divided into two parts. The former part beautifully interprets the story of the author’s experiences in a concentration camp while the latter introduces its readers to the concept of Logotherapy in a nutshell.
The book pays complete justice to its title and meets readers’ expectations in its true sense.
As little kids, we all were taught this famous saying- “Your mind is your strongest muscle and your greatest enemy” and DR. FRANK’S experiences in a concentration camp are probably the best examples of the same.
‘Man’s Search for Meaning‘ makes you realize the actual power of your mind and the thoughts that you cultivate. Through the means of a series of events that happened in the camp, the author explains the concept that how a person can survive for three long years while the other one can die within a week solely by focusing on the way his mind responds to the situation.
Being a psychologist by profession, DR. FRANKL has closely observed human thoughts and presented them in an influential and eloquent manner through this book. Unlike thousands of other accounts written by the people explaining the ironic tortures faced by them during the holocaust, this piece of survival literature stands out to be a unique creation by DR. FRANKL.
If you have an urge to study the dimensions of human emotions and are inclined towards exploring the interpretation of the human mind which is no less than a tangled spider web, then this is the perfect book for you as it gives you a precise yet amazing tour of empathy, attachment, sympathy, cynicism, detachment, selfishness and all possible forms of emotions that may ever exist.
If you are a person of spiritual beliefs then again, this book is all that you need! It teaches you how can one still believe in Almighty amidst lost hopes, still feel the presence of one’s beloved in the form of the Omnipotent amidst the gloomy bog of separated love.
In addition to this, the book is worth reading for people of almost every age group and is perfect for beginners as well. The strongest aspect of the book is the theory of logotherapy which DR. FRANK has discovered himself over all these years which may actually help you overcome your psychological insecurities.
If you are lost midway through your goals, expectations, and purpose in life or do not have a goal at all then this masterpiece must definitely prove to be a torchbearer to guide you in the right direction.
“Simply read this book and find out where your search for meaning ends”!!!
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