“Man’s Search For Meaning” and other titles

“We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot be changed.” — Viktor Frankl

The above excerpt is from Frankl’s book “Man’s Search For Meaning.” I heard of the book in outpatient therapy, and I plan on reading it in the near future. Viktor Frankl, as you may know, was a Holocaust survivor and the creator of existential therapy.

“Man’s Search for Meaning” was originally published, in German, as “Nevertheless, Say “Yes” to Life: A Psychologist Experiences the Concentration Camp.” I cannot wait to read this book! I take hope for my struggles in knowing that though Viktor Frankl struggled through incredible evil and darkness, he found reason to keep going on. He found meaning in his experiences and used that to impact the world in a positive way.

As I am on medical leave and I have much time on my hands, I am trying to fill it with restful yet meaningful practices. Such as reading Frankl’s book, teaching myself piano, volunteering, etc.

Has anyone good suggestions on other books to read in this time? Particularly educational, philosophical books? Like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Riding, On the Road, The Screwtape Letters…

Thank you for the suggestions, and do continue enjoying this wonderful holiday season!

I am thankful for the WordPress community.


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4 Responses to “Man’s Search For Meaning” and other titles

  1. The Celestine Prophecy was eye-opening, although the story-line reads like a children’s book. But if you’re into On the Road, I’d suggest Dharma Bums, which is also by Kerouac, or The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe. Or Stranger in a Strange Land, if you’re up for a soft sci-fi novel.

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  2. Great! Thank you for the book suggestions. I will add them to my to-read list!


  3. Geo Sans says:

    we lost our stillborn
    baby boy
    the book
    when things fall apart
    pema chodron
    was helpful
    when dealing with life’s
    take care

    Liked by 1 person

  4. thank you. when people go through struggles, they can use what they gained from their pain to help others in theirs.


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