I am not sure any of us will ever have to go through what many like Viktor Frankl had to. This past week visiting my little Linnea and Karina and Landon, we visited the Holocaust Museum in Houston. What a sobering experience it was. I remember years ago as a teenager visiting Dachau in Germany. It was quite somber and eerie. To try to comprehend what those people had to endure was impossible for me then, and even today. Viktor Frankl went on to inspire not only a nation but the world telling us, “When we are no longer able to change a situation.. we are challenged to change ourselves.” And of course, “The last of human freedoms..the ability to chose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.” I often wonder how his mind could rise above the treatment and conditions he was dealt in life. Of no choice of his own, only his genetics he was tortured, beaten, deprived of all human dignity, lost the love of his life and most of his family and yet he rose above it all. Take time to watch Viktor today and read and re-read “Man’s Search for Meaning”. When you think you have gotten as low as life can become, reading that masterpiece may help you rise like Viktor did.
The Daily "ECHO"