Summary Of Man’s Search For Meaning Essay

Biographical Sketch
Viktor E. Frankl was born in Vienna in 1905 and lived to be 92. He was a neurologist, psychiatrist, and a professor at Vienna Medical School. Frankl founded “logotherapy” which is the existential psychotherapy focusing on the importance of meaning. He was married twice, his first wife died in 1945 and then he married Eleonore in 1947. Together they had a daughter named Gabriele. He spent 3 years in concentration camps during World War II. When he was forced into the first concentration camp in 1942 he lost a book that was very similar to “Man’s Search for Meaning” and began jotting down notes to recreate it. When he got out of the camps he returned to Vienna. In 1946 he became the director of the Vienna Neurological Policlinic. His book “Man’s Search for Meaning” has been translated into 27 different languages and is considered one of the 10 most influential books in America.
Summary…

I am in school and I also work every single day. I think that it is extremely important to wake up every day in a good mood. I also think that your self-happiness should never depend on another person. Frankl talked about how in the concentration camps it was hard for people to keep a sense of meaning. I know that college and everyday life is nowhere near as hard as I image the concentration camps were but often times people do find it hard to keep a sense of meaning in their everyday lives. Suicide is something that happens every day to average people that just felt a little over whelmed. I think if more people were to read “Man’s Search for Meaning” they might have a better understanding of how to maintain a positive outlook on life. I know that sometimes life gets stressful and lonely but Frankl is right when he says you can determine how you feel and what will happen to you. My purpose in life is to be happy and only I can make that…