Attached are some quotes from a book, "Man's search for Meaning". This
is a book by Viktor Frankl, who was a survivor of Hitler's
Concentration Camps. See if you like them!
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bharath gopalanHi Abhay,
Very good effort indeed. Frankl's book has inspired me a great deal and it's hard to imagine what kind of grit he must have to survive a torture of unspeakable kind and come back and write a book on it.
I read this book a couple of years back, after getting a cue in Covey's seven Habits, where he makes a mention of Frankl when he talks of how we can manage the small subtle space between stimulus and response.
I really appreciate such original efforts rather than thoughtlessly sharing some downloads.
Keep up the good work!
From India, Madras
Hiren50Though the quotes are good, there is something I want to add from the HR perspective which is that man cannot live by bread alone.
The book hints at a survey indicating that out of 7948 students, 78% stated that a purpose or meaning to their life was necessary while 16% said that making a lot of money was important. The book gives examples of Alcoholics, neurotics and even aggressive boy scouts and states that meaninglessness is what is the root cause of their problem. The author who is also a psychiatrist says elsewhere in the book that people with career problems also lacked a meaning in their lives which I feel is the most important- Make your passion your profession(Work prisoners and students)
That makes it suitable for this forum in my opinion.
From India, New Delhi