In the German concentration camps, Frankl and his friend go through a difficult time characterized by torture and trauma.Frankl tells of the misery that prisoners had to stand during their stay in the camp.Often, many would die of starvation because the food was hard to come by.
I have been given the external ingredients to be happy (big house, car, food) but have failed to find my internal ingredients to be happy (deep bonds that will last a lifetime).
If Frankl was able to be happy without a nice bed, car, and in his case even food, but he was happy because he found a love with his wife that would ...
If finds its deepest meaning in his spiritual being, his inner self.
Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance.
Refusing to die or to be silenced by the conditions of torture, Frankl points that men and women’s greatest desire is to find the meaning and purpose in their lives (Frankl 93).
What is striking in Frankl books is the notion that men and women can decide on how they want to live.
In all these experiences, Frankl point that human goes through challenging experience, which can boost their hope in overcoming their hurdles.
Throughout his book, Frankl mentions that trial and suffering are some of the experiences that people ignore, yet they have a positive influence on people’s lives in the camp.
Did anything beyond the personal experiences of the author influence this theory?
How does Frankl's life experience and example embody or exemplify the principles of logotherapy?