A Man 's Search For Meaning

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Every day hundreds of college students are on the path to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. “78 percent said that their first goal was finding a purpose and meaning to their lives” (100). In a Man’s Search for Meaning, psychologist Viktor E. Frankl discusses how to find the meaning of one’s life. Frankl spent a couple of years in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. There he many battles to fight to find the will to continue to live. He said, “every man was controlled by one thought only: to keep himself alive” (5). It was during this time Frankl developed his own school of psychology called logotherapy. Through reading his book I have been able to deepen how I perceive parts of my life and my purpose in this world.
Through the book Frankl goes deep into his idea of logotherapy. Logotherapy is based on the idea that “striving to find a meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man” (99). Some may ask, “what exactly is the meaning of life?” According to Frankl, the meaning changes from person to person and is described as one’s “own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment” (109). In other words, everyone has their own purpose that cannot be completed by anyone else because each is unique to the individual.
Next one may ask, “how does one discover the meaning of life?” Logotherapy focuses on three different ways an individual can discover their own meaning of life. One way is “by
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