Yes to Life in Spite of Everything Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Extraordinary uncovered work by the 16 million copy best-selling author of Man’s Search For Meaning.
Eleven months after his liberation from Auschwitz, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychologist, who was to become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience and the importance of embracing life even in the face of great adversity.
Published for the very first time, Frankl’s words resonate as strongly today as they did in 1946. He offers an insightful exploration of the maxim ‘live as if you were living for the second time’ and unfolds his basic conviction that every crisis also includes an opportunity. Despite the unspeakable horrors in the camp, Frankl learnt from his fellow inmates that it is always possible to say 'yes to life' - a profound and timeless lesson for us all.
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|Audible.com.au Release Date||16 April 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 8,071 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
17 in Judaism (Audible Books & Originals)
32 in Jewish Holocaust History
151 in Military History (Audible Books & Originals)
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It’s courage and self preservation
And the will and strength to carry on
This book is a tribute o life
I just think of all the sorrow Ukraine’s are going thru
And the brave Russian’s who left there homes to other places
Time just repeats itself in history ,it takes one mad person to worsen it for all
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He saw this as the positive extrapolation of Friedrich Nietzsche's declaration that "Whoever has a why to live can bear almost any how. " Frankl saw in this "an explanation for the will to survive he noted in some fellow prisoners. Those who found a larger meaning and purpose in their lives, who had a dream of what they could contribute, were......more likely to survive than were those who gave up." Ultimately while the Nazis were able to take away a camp inmate's possessions, name and very identity, the one thing they could not take was a person's freedom of choice to decide how they would react in a given set of circumstances, by retaining some inner hope for the future, however slim it might objectively seem to be realisable.
He concludes: "when the inmates in the Buchenwald concentration camp sang in their song, ‘We still want to say yes to life’, they did not only sing about it, but also achieved it many times – they and many of us in the other camps as well. And they achieved it under unspeakable conditions, external and internal conditions that we have already spoken enough about today. So shouldn’t we all be able to achieve it today in, after all, incomparably milder circumstances? To say yes to life is not only meaningful under all circumstances – because life itself is – but it is also possible under all circumstances." A strong lesson in positive thinking that we all could usefully benefit from in today's very challenging and harrowing, but clearly less extreme, circumstances, and especially poignant in the week of Holocaust Memorial Day.