Anyone in their 20s or 30s is invited to join us Saturday morning to discuss the first part of Viktor Frankl's book "Man's Search for Meaning" which is described as:
"Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.
At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America."
I will give a short presentation of my own to spark off discussion and then everyone else is invited to add their own thoughts and insights into Frankl's understanding of suffering and meaning.
Any version of the book should be fine. It's also popular enough where you can find it in most libraries or use the Libby app to borrow an audio or ebook version.