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One of the all time classics: Viktor Frankl via TED

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Viktor Frankl Man's Search for Meaning via AmazonViktor Frankl on TED!

Wonderful! TED has posted an old video of  Viktor Frankl lecturing. You may recall that Viktor Frankl survived a concentration camp.  He advocates searching for meaning, even when objective conditions are dreadful.

Funny, engaging and interacting easily with young students, Frankl is worth watching for his ideas, his style, and his ability to weave classical ideas and contemporary examples, data, anecdote, poetry and wit.

Looks as if there is no download, so you will need to head over to TED to see the clip.

Viktor Frankl on YouTube talking about meaning in horrible conditions

Here is another clip of Viktor Frankl speaking on You Tube.

Quotations from Viktor Frankl

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

–Viktor Frankl

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.

–Viktor Frankl

When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.

–Viktor Frankl

What is to give light must endure burning.

–Viktor Frankl



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