Man's Search for Meaning

Registered by BigJohnLefty of Des Moines, Iowa USA on 3/2/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Tuesday, March 2, 2004
A Holocaust survivor who became a founder of a new school of psychology ("existential" Logotherapy) writes in a style that the layman can easily understand; at the core of his theory is the belief that the primary motivational force for human beings is their search for meaning.
I read this book twice, 25 years apart - first time fresh out of high school, and later as part of a graduate class in education. I would recommend it highly for anyone trying to understand human behavior after being inundated with all the "self-help" pop psychology gurus we see all around us.

Journal Entry 2 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Gave it to lisabb2 at BookCrossing meetup at Borders in West Des Moines.

Journal Entry 3 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Thursday, April 8, 2004
Got this book from BigJohnLefty at the March Meetup. I have never read much about the horrible experiences of life in a concentration camp. This book portrayed those awful times and I can't imagine living through something like that. The anaylsis into the psychology of man's search for meaning was very thought provoking. Interesting read!!!

Journal Entry 4 by 1103waterstreet from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Caught book at Meetup last night, recognized Frankl name, and may have read it a loooong time ago, look forward to re-reading.

Journal Entry 5 by 1103waterstreet from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Monday, April 19, 2004
Handed this book off today. The discussion was about hope. We touched on a recent program highlighting reflections of children of the Holocaust. At the end of Frankl's book he points out that at the Concentration Camps men learned what humans are capable of. Survivors survived. He points out the struggle. Applauds and amplifies the gift that keeps us going on....THe book does not speak of hope exactly...after all it is about a logotherapy....
In my mind it certainly puts struggle into perspective.
Worth reading. Relates in some ways to how the WWII monument being dedicated this year in DC is significant.

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