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Besides these tortures, he encountered constant threats of being thrown into the gas ovens probably because of his physical appearance. However, in spite of the experiences he faced in the three camps that he served, he emerged as a visionary person. His reason for being optimistic was that human beings hold the freedom of choosing the manner in which they view the circumstances they undergo on a daily basis. Therefore, they create meaning from such circumstances.
Frankl outlined three experiences that the prisoners went through after their arrival at the concentration camps, during their stay there and after they were freed from the camps. After realizing where they had been taken to and the reason for their transfer, the first experience that the prisoners felt was the shock. Later, the shock would be replaced by a second experience. The experience would be the phase of psychological reaction as well as apathy. These were the necessary methods that the prisoners would use to cope with the abuse that they received from their supervisors. During this stage, the fear of death was no longer the prisoners’ concern. On the contrary, the part that was most painful was the insults that they received. The prisoners would be given uniforms that were more of rags (Frankl, 7-26). Also, they would be issued with shoes most of which did not fit them. Those who had reported with better shoes had no choice but to give them to the SS guards or risk severe punishments. At a time, the prisoners were forced to walk bare footed on the snow since their shoes had been worn out. The author describes a twelve-year-old boy who he saw being taken to the sickbay. The boy had been forced to stand attention on the snow bear footed for hours because there were no shoes for him at the camp. The results were that the boy’s toes got some frostbites. Frankl writes that there was a frequent
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Whats The Meaning Of Life?
Most of us spent our lives in everyday chores. We eat, sleep, wash, work, dress up, relax, balance the checkbooks, do laundry, clean house, pay bills, chat, car serviced and worrying about thousands other miscellaneous work to search for some pleasures doing small things that makes our lives a worth living place.
We realize several things depending on the argument raised by the philosophers, some of which were of great interest.Richard Taylor (19 ) describes the meaning of life as a regard to what one is willing to pursue.
These changes occur in our life in form of events that directly or indirectly influence our lives and affect our thinking or the way we think about certain things in lives. They change our whole perspective about life. Events play a great role in our lives because they are the causes of bringing changes in our lives.
We realize several things depending on the argument raised by the philosophers, some of which were of great interest. Richard Taylor (19 ) describes the meaning of life as a regard to what one is willing to pursue. The meaning of life comes from within us and is not granted from without.
The discussion will emphasise on critically discussing the findings of the article titled ‘Hofstede’s model of national cultural differences and their consequences: A triumph of faith - a failure of analysis’ with comparison to another similar articles based on Hofstede’s model which shall be highly beneficial in understanding the rudiments of national cultural distinctiveness.
There was an important discussion going on downstairs between various members of my family, and I was excluded from that, partly because I was rather young at the time, but also because my mother told me that she could not rely on me to behave appropriately on such a formal occasion.
natural contrast that always conflicts with the wants of humanity. In order to find the final conclusion of the absurdity suicide must be ruled out as a solution. The reason behind this conclusion is the fact that man must be there for the ‘absurd’ to exist.
This metaphysical impulse lies at the heart, not only of Western philosophy, but of all Western science, leading physicists to seek a general field theory, or as it has come to be known, "a theory of everything" (Johnson & Lakoff 1999, p. 358). In biology, there is a similar quest for a theory of life.