Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning


Victor Frankl

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The existential vacuum is a pervasive problem in the twentieth century. In this vacuum, man becomes bored and then begins to question the value of his life. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Frankl maintains that life is meaningful.

Existential vacuum Quotes in Man’s Search for Meaning

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Experiences in a Concentration Camp Quotes

The crowning experience for all, for the homecoming man, is the wonderful feeling that, after all he has suffered, there is nothing he need fear anymore—except his God.

Page Number: 93
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Frankl defines the existential vacuum as a twentieth-century phenomenon in which many people feel that life is meaningless. He says... (full context)