Trotzdem ja zum Leben sagen Ein Psychologe erlebt das

Trotzdem ja zum Leben sagen Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being uestioned by life daily and hourly Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation but in right action and in right conduct Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individualWhen Man's Search for Meaning was first published in 1959 it was hailed by Carl Rogers as one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years Now than forty years and 4 million copies later this tribute to hope in the face of unimaginable loss has emerged as a true classic Man's Search for Meaning at once a memoir a self help book and a psychology manual is the story of psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's struggle for survival during his three years in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps Yet rather than a tale concerned with the great horrors Frankl focuses in on the hard fight for existence waged by the great army of unknown and unrecorded Viktor Frankl's training as a psychiatrist allowed him a remarkable perspective on the psychology of survival In these inspired pages he asserts that the the will to meaning is the basic motivation for human life This simple and yet profound statement became the basis of his psychological theory logotherapy and forever changed the way we understand our humanity in the face of suffering As Nietzsche put it He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how Frankl's seminal work offers us all an avenue to greater meaning and purpose in our own lives a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the act of living

10 thoughts on “Trotzdem ja zum Leben sagen Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager

  1. says:

    I read this book for the first time during my senior year in high school The year prior I had gone to Germany for spring break with some fellow classmates During the trip we spent a day visiting a former WWII concentration camp in Dachau As one might expect this visit had a profound effect on me I had of course read and knew about the atroc

  2. says:

    After I read this book which I finished many many years ago I had become self critical of any future endeavours which would take up a lot of my time I would ask myself is this or will this be meaningful to me? and if the answer was no I wouldn't do it It was this book that influenced me to consciously live as meaningful a life as possible to

  3. says:

    How is it possible to write dispassionately of life in a concentration camp in such a way as to engender great feeling in the reader? This is how Frankl dealt with his experience of those terrible years The dispassionate writing makes the horrors of the camp extremely distressing so than writing that is emotionally involved It is almost repor

  4. says:

    The original part one was the strongest I think because the rest started to go into the typical psychobabble inherent to books trying to contribute to the academic side of psychology or psychiatry but the first part really grounded the idea of giving meaning to one existence into personal experience and I found it very poignant about the mental s

  5. says:

    For most of the book I felt as dumbfounded as I would have been if I were browsing through a psychiatric journal Filled with references and technical terms and statistics it was mostly a book long affirmation of the then innovative techniue called 'logo therapy' I do not understand how this book is still relevant and found in most popular book stor

  6. says:

    What is it that makes life worth living? Is it the pursuit of happiness? Attaining success? As human beings living in a vast and endless universe or multiverse for that matter what are we actually living for? I for one cannot answer those particular uestions for you but know that I am also one of those who is searching for answers trying to look for

  7. says:

    This is a short but extremely intense book first published in 1946 It begins with the author's experiences in four different German concentration camps in WWII including Auschwitz and how he coped with those experiences and saw others cope with them or not He continues in the second half of this book with a discussion of his approach to psychiatry cal

  8. says:

    Trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager Man's Search for Meaning; an introduction to logotherapy Viktor E Frankl Man's Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during World War II and describing his psychotherapeutic method which involved id

  9. says:

    This book stands out as one of the most helpful tools I've found in my life long search for the way to live and be useful to others despite depression As opposed to Freud who believed that the primary drive in man the most urgent motivation was pleasure Frankl believes that it is meaning Now meaning for Frankl is not something abstract and airy and noble b

  10. says:

    After the Book of Mormon this would be my second recommendation to anyone looking for purpose in life Here's a poignant excerpt from one of my favorite parts of the book when Frankl has been in Auschwitz and other camps for several years and doesn't know the war is only weeks away from ending He had decided to escape his camp near Dachau with a friend and wa

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