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Victor Frankl Speech About Finding Meaning And Purpose In Our Lives

Austrian holocaust survivor, neurologist and psychiatrist Victor Frankl delivered an epic speech at a 1972 lecture in Toronto about the importance of hope and idealism. He gives examples how pilots refer to landing planes with a certain technique called crabbing where they aim a little further in order to land at a certain point. Frankl says this theory applies also for us humans. "If we take man as he really is we make him worse, but if we over estimate him." He continues "if we seem to be idealists and are overestimating, overrating man, and looking at him that high, here above, you know what happens? We promote him to what he really can be. So we have to be idealist in a way because then we wind up at the true, the real ‘is’ and you know who has said this? “If we take man as he is, we make him worse, but if we take man as he should be we make him capable of becoming what he can be.”

Frankl was an advocate of what Friedrich Nietzsche was all about:

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche  


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