Unconditional Meaningfulness

Viktor Frankl wrote,

“What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms”
(Man’s Search for Meaning, 118).

Frankl developed a therapeutic modality known as logotherapy, which holds that we can discover meaning in our lives in three ways: by creating a work or doing a deed of significance; experiencing something of value, or encountering someone who comes to be of value to us; and by the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering. (Ibid. 111).


About Mona

I am a wife, mother, and author. I taught high school for 27 years and I was a hospital and hospice chaplain until my health required that I retire. I miss my hospital coworkers and cannot imagine how terrible this year and last year have been. I want to be there for them in at least this small way.
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