How to Improve from Suffering | Foundations Friday 85

Man’s Search for Meaning is the most influential book I’ve read. We learn about Frankl’s loss and suffering, but more impactfully, about how he maintained optimism and hope during his agony in the Nazi concentration camps. In this episode, How to Improve from Suffering with Viktor Frankl’s Tragic Optimism Approach, I share quotes from Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” on the value of suffering and 3 key ways we can all use tragic optimism.

The Meaning of Suffering

We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation when facing a fate that cannot be changed. For what then matters is to bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement.” – Man’s Search for Meaning, pg. 112, by Viktor Frankl

Arriving at Meaning in Life

  1. Create a work or do a deed
  2. Experience things and encounter people
  3. Turn a personal tragedy into a triumph

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