Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Man’s Search for MeaningMan’s Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. According to Frankl, the way a prisoner imagined the future affected his longevity. The book intends to answer the question “How was everyday life in a concentration camp reflected in the mind of the average prisoner?” Part One constitutes Frankl’s analysis of his experiences in the concentration camps, while Part Two introduces his ideas of meaning and his theory called logotherapy.

PewDiePie reveals his secret of inspiration. “I suddenly feel better equipped for in case–I know that sounds a bit weird to say, but in case something really bad happens, I feel like from reading this book, I’m better equipped to know how to handle it. That’s a bit naive to say, but I really think there are some important stuff in here.”

“Wow it’s dark,” Naval Ravikant replied to a user on twitter.

“Looks at how we find purpose by dedicating ourselves to a cause, learning to love and finding a meaning to our suffering,” says Ryan Holiday about his favourite book.

It’s also on the bookshelf of Sam Altman.

“Another book that I’ve read dozens of times. It taught me that if you change the meaning, you change everything. Meaning equals emotion, and emotion equals life,” says Tony Robbins.