Monday, August 15, 2011

Reviews: Books

Man's Search for MeaningMan's Search for Meaning by Viktor Emil Frankl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a book of realistic optimism.  Victor E. Frankl explores the existential nihilism found in much of the world today, especially in our Post Modern thought.   Sophists would claim that there is no meaning in the world.    It is easy to buy yourself an existential vaccum, but it sucks up all meaning.

But what then?  What would Daryl Hannah do?  Atlas holds the world but who holds Atlas?  And if Atlas stands on-top of turtles than who is the squashed turtle on the bottom of the pile?

There is pain in this world.   There is suffering, and much of this suffering is not decipherable, but we must go on finding our meaning in this world.   One becomes happy when one finds the answer beyond the number 42 for what is the reason for God, the universe, and self.    Frankl claimed the core principal to godly living is “to live as if you were living for the second time and acts as wrongly the first time as you are about to act now.”pg. 175,
I would recommend to anyone who might have suffered, or is suffering, or will suffer in the future. 
Man’s Search for Meaning would benefit everyone. 

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