Man’s Search for Meaning is written from the perspective of a man who survived multiple Nazi concentration camps during World War II. While various accounts have been given from those who survived similar situations, this book is especially valuable as the author, Viktor E. Frankl, was a psychiatrist.
Rather than simply stating what happened, Man’s Search for Meaning spends more time addressing why things happened, and why people had so many different reactions to the same situations.
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Stephanie Neilson, and her husband Christian, spoke at BYU-Idaho back when I was a student. It was the only Thursday Forum that I remember attending, and I think I went because of a video I had seen about Stephanie a few years earlier.
After seeing the video and hearing them speak, I knew the gist of their story. In 2008, Stephanie and Christian were in a plane accident that resulted in 80% of Stephanie’s body (30% off Christian’s) being burned.
But, a few years later, I found this book at a thrift store, and I figured it might be worth adding to my library.
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I am not very good at remembering different characters.
Names, in general, are a little difficult for me.
Not that names are inherently hard to remember…I just don’t use them. I use variations of “hey, you, dude, etc…” instead of using names.
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I’m not the best at making up bedtime stories.
Most of the stories I make up revolve around a fox, and, when I start running out of ideas, characters start dying. In a matter of 30-45 seconds, all my characters are both introduced and killed off.
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