Not by any stretch of the imagination am I comparing my suffering to the suffering endured by Victor Frankl and other holocaust victims.
However, there are parallels to suffering in general, and Victor Frankl’s perspective can apply greatly to our lives today, because whether we appear to have every possible comfort in life or to be deprived of every comfort in life, we can still be suffering regardless.
There’s so much wisdom to be gained from people like Frankl who endured so much and survived.
The 3 main ways he proposes we can find meaning in life:
1. Through our work
2. Through experiences (like loving someone or observing a beautiful sunset)
3. Through necessary suffering
I was also pleased to discover from the book that the German philosopher Nietzsche was attributed as the first to say, “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.” It wasn’t Kanye West.
You can pick up a copy of the book here.