The Meaning Of Life

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The Meaning of Life Where did we come form? Why are we born? When I think about Meaning of Life, I find there is no way of knowing. Meaning of Life is a deep philosophical question. Well-known Greek philosophers such as Socrates and Plato believed that our purpose in this life was to gain knowledge in preparation for the next life. Other Philosophers such as Epicurus believed that pleasure is the main goal in life. Meaning of life for me is simple: drinking great beer, driving my awesome car, and having delicious Japanese food. Different individuals view the Meaning of Life with different perspectives. However one is consistent: there is no life if there is no meaning in it. No matter what we do, there is something we live for—it is the simple act of our birth that gives our lives meaning. Life is a period of time through which a person lives, which includes sleeping, eating, working, resting, thinking, and so on. There is no such thing as “doing nothing”, for even when we are doing nothing, we are still living. “Man’s Search for Meaning” is a relatively short but powerful novel about an experience through a concentration camp from the eyes of psychologist and author, Victor E. Frankl. In this novel, he illustrates the relevance of psychology through his experience at a concentration camp during World War II. Frankl’s concept regarding survival and fully living was developed through his observations and experiences in the concentration camps. He used his psychiatric training to discern the meanings of observations and to help himself become a better person. In the concentration camps, he realizes that life never ceases to have meaning, even in the cruelest of conditions. In the book, love for his wife and the love they shared helped Frankl find meaning in his life. Upon understanding the concept: The Salvation of Man Is Through Love And In Love, (49), he proclaims
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