Man’s Search For Meaning — life lessons to take away

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A book to be studied rather read.

  1. The period following his admission is characterized by a great shock and some curious consequences (I believe most of us have experienced this at some point in our lives)
    Delusion of reprieve”- The condemned man immediately before his execution gets the illusion that he might be reprieved at the very last minute.
    Humor”- Unexpectedly, the prisoners developed a grim sense of humor and joked about their tragedy.
    Curiosity”- How curious it is to think whether they would make it out alive or not.
  2. The period when he is well entrenched in camp routine; the phase of relative apathy, in which he achieved a kind of emotional death. The scenes of his fellow comrades being tortured, which pained him in the first phase, were now unable to move him. Apathy, the blunting of the emotions, and the feeling that one could not care anymore were the symptoms of the second stage of the prisoner’s psychological reactions.
  3. The period following his release and liberation. “Freedom,” a word repeated so much during the imprisonment that it had lost its meaning. The man could not grasp the fact that lastly, freedom was offered to him. They had lost the ability to feel pleased and had to relearn it slowly.

The Existential Vacuum

The Meaning of Life

Finding the Meaning

The Meaning of Love

The Meaning of Suffering

The Super-Meaning



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