Friday, November 6, 2009

Finding Meaning in Life

"The meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of a life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment. To put the question in general terms would be comparable to the question posed to a chess champion: 'Tell me, Master, what is the best move in the world?"

---------- from Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl

The author is a survivor of the Nazi holocaust during WWII he wrote of personal experiences in the death camp, the daily struggle to find the strength to go on under the most inhumane conditions. His survival is not only a miracle but his ability to describe how he was able to overcome each day.