Viktor Frankl (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logo-therapy, which is a form of existential analysis, the “Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy”. (source – Wikipedia)
1. When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.
2. Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
3. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
4. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfilment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
5. For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.
6. A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how.’
7. The more one forgets himself – by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love – the more human he is.
8. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him.
9. Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
10. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.
_ Viktor Frankl
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