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Lecture: Man’s search for meaning

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780807067994

C’est un livre par Viktor Frankl. Il doit y avoir des traductions en Français.

J’ai fait connaissance de ce book car il était souvent cité dans des livres et des articles que j’ai lus récemment

Né en 1905 il a été emprisonné à Auschwitz et des camps de travail forcé par la suite, jusqu’à la fin de la guerre.

Je pourrais copier ici plusieurs pages de citations de ce livre intense et profond; mais je vais me contenter, de celle-ci:

Page 85.

What was really needed was a fundamental change in our attitude toward life.

We had to learn ourselves and furthermore, we had to reach the despairing men that

it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life. And instead, to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life daily and hourly.

Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks, which it constantly sets for each individual.

These tasks and therefore the meaning of life differ from man to man and from moment to moment. Thus, it is impossible to define the meaning of life in a general way.