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Man's Search for Meaning

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Compassion and survival...

4 years, 2 months ago at Apr 23 12:37
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”The first part of the book is an autobiographical account of the authors time in a concentration camp and what coping mechanisms he used to survive and ultimately "heal" and become stronger afterwards.  It is detailed and descriptive in the sense it puts the reader in his shoes and we get to learn about ca... read more
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Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster
Release date: 1 December 1997
ISBN-10 : 0671023373 | ISBN-13: 9780671023379
Tags: Biography (4), Psychology (4), Philosophy (3), Holocaust (3), Non-fiction (2), Nonfiction (2), Motivational (2), Literature (2), Genocide (2), A+B (1), Philosphy (1)
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Compassion and survival...

“"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

The first part of the book is an autobiographical account of the authors time in a concentration camp and what coping mechanisms he used to survive and ultimately "heal" and become stronger afterwards.  It is detailed and descriptive in the sense it puts the reader in his shoes and we get to learn about capos or the SS guards who are, lets say, opportunists who lack any form of moral compass.  (Falling under psychological egoism in a philosophical sense...)  The story appeals because it shows that humans need a purpose and a motivation to cope with seeing loved ones killed or taken away;  He asks us and makes us think about what would we do and how would we be able to cope with these ” read more

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