The Quotidian, December 24, 2010 ~ Changing Ourselves

“When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl (March 26, 1905 to September 2, 1997)

Viktor E. Frankl was an Austrian psychiatrist, educator,  author, and a Holocaust survivor. Frankl survived three Nazi death camps including Auschwitz; all but one of his immediate family members were murdered in the death camps. He became famous for his book Man’s Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy (1959; published in Austria in 1946).

[Source for quotation: @books4freedom (Steve Graham) tweet on Twitter, December 22, 2010. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed December 23, 2010.]

Frankl also wrote “… love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire…. The salvation of man is through love and in love.” [Wikipedia, accessed December 23, 2010]

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, December 24, 2010 ~ Changing Ourselves

  1. An incredible man.
    Write on!
    Carolyn

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