Speaking of employment with meaning; a study on life with meaning

Dover Beach

Victor Frankl

In this great article by Emily Esfahani Smith in The Atlantic. The author writes about how some studies suggest that we should pursue meaning instead of the ever fleeting pursuit of happiness. Here is an excerpt:


“In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents. Three years later, when his camp was liberated, most of his family, including his pregnant wife, had perished — but he, prisoner number 119104, had lived. In his bestselling 1946 book, Man’s Search for Meaning, which he wrote in nine days about his experiences in the camps, Frankl concluded that the difference between those who had lived and those who had died came down to one thing: Meaning, an insight he came to early in life. When he was a High School student, one of his science…

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