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The Personal Optimism of Viktor Frankl

- The power of mankind is only as strong as his internal being. While held captive within the confines of one of history’s most brutal constraints, Viktor Frankl reached within himself to transcend the hellish reality he could not escape. His module for existence can be summed up by Nietzsche's epitomic phrase “He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear almost any ‘how’.” In the beginning of the book, he emphasizes that his purpose in writing the book is not at all to prove factual events, since there are already many available, but to apply meaning to the experiences he was forced to cope with....   [tags: Viktor Frankl, world war II]

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Man 's Search For Meaning, By Viktor E. Frankl

- People of all backgrounds throughout history have had the inner struggle of discovering their personal meaning and potential in life. How they went about this can be viewed in a number of ways. They often found their passion through studies in universities or in their work. Others unlocked their purpose tough and difficult times in their lives. These individuals learned that through pain, there can be a positive meaning at the end. But in both situations people occasionally sadly waste their opportunities to explore themselves and lose their potential to become better citizens to their families and to society....   [tags: Meaning of life, Suicide, Viktor Frankl, Human]

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Man 's Search For Meaning By Viktor E. Frankl

- The book I decided to read is called Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. He wrote this book because of what he went through while in the concentration camps. He told about how it psychologically messed with his mind and how he used his education in psychology to make it through what he was going through. The main idea of the book is to show people that you have to have a meaning to life. A person has to find the meaning in life, love, and suffering. This book taught me how to search for the meaning of my life, love, and sufferings....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Viktor Frankl, Psychology]

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Viktor Frankl and his Theory of Logotherapy

- In September of 1942, Viktor Frankl was arrested in Vienna and taken to one of the many Nazi death camps. Frankl was working on a manuscript which was confiscated from him in a move to Auschwitz. In this manuscript entitled, The Doctor and the Soul, Frankl had began his work on a theory he would later call logotherapy. The term logotherapy is derived from the Greek word logos, which means meaning. According to logotherapy, the striving to find a meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man (Frankl 121)....   [tags: The Doctor and the Soul, Frankl]

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Viktor Frankl and the Development of Logotherapy

- Viktor Emil Frankl was born on March, 26th 1905, at Czeringassa 7, in Leopoldstadt, in Vienna Austria, where Sigmund Freud and Alfred Alder also grew up (Klingberg, 2014). He was the middle child out of three children. His older brother, Walter was two and a half years older, and his younger sister, Stella, was four years younger. His mother was Elsa Frankl, was a polish woman from Prague with a gentle manner. His father, Gabriel Frankl, had been a hard working man who was the Director of Social Affairs (Redsand, 2006)....   [tags: Biography, Psychology]

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Biographical Sketch Of Viktor Frankl

- Biographical Sketch Viktor Frankl was a man who survived the concentration camps during the Second World War. Before he was a prisoner of these camps he was a psychotherapist, and during his stay at these camps he came to analyze pretty much the idea of ‘mind over matter’. As he was stripped of his lifelong works, research, clothing, belongings etc. his brutal and dreadful experiences at the camps drove him to recreate these works. His overall beliefs were described by one word, logotherapy. After his experiences he wrote this book about them and what he witnessed....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Purpose]

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Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning

- Man’s Search for Meaning This book was written as a record of a person’s involvements in a concentration camp during World War II, and the psychology of the prisoners who were there with him to experience the rough and hard times every day. Viktor Frankl's was a man who was a part of this experience, along with his wife, father, mother and brother who all died in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. All endured extreme hunger, cold and cruelty, first in Auschwitz then Dachau; Frankl himself was under endless threat of going to the gas chambers....   [tags: origins of Logotherapy]

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Man 's Search For Meaning By Viktor Frankl

- In his book, “Man’s Search for Meaning,” Viktor Frankl shares his perspective on the human mind. He uses his experiences in Nazi Concentration camps to discuss his ideas and share what he learned from his life as a prisoner in Nazi Germany. He uses particular events to show just how the human mind reacts to certain things, such death and fear. Frankl also introduces his theory of Logotherapy, which is his way of therapy. In his book, Frankl observed many things about the human mind and how it reacts to particular situations....   [tags: Psychology, Psychotherapy]

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Man 's Search For Meaning, By Viktor Frankl

- “Each of us has our own inner concentration camp…we must deal with, with forgiveness and patience as full human beings; as we are and what we will become.” (Pattakos, 2004). Despite the negative social stigma behind tattoos, many are able to find significance within the concept. A permanent marking, that, can either be shared with the world as a public statement, or hidden away as a personal mark of identity; whether it’s an expression of family, culture or values, to a certain extent, tattoos are an assertion of individuality....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, The Holocaust, Judaism]

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Dr. Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning

- Dr. Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning 'He who has a why to live for can bear any how.' The words of Nietzsche begin to explain Frankl's tone throughout his book. Dr. Frankl uses his experiences in different Nazi concentration camps to explain his discovery of logotherapy. This discovery takes us back to World War II and the extreme suffering that took place in the Nazi concentration camps and outlines a detailed analysis of the prisoners psyche. An experience we gain from the first-hand memoirs of Dr....   [tags: Man's Search for Meaning Frankl Essays]

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Some Minds are Stronger Than Others: Viktor Frankl's Perseverance in Auschwitz

- Viktor Frankl begins by informing us about his arrival to the camp as an official prisoner of Auschwitz. He gets into great detail about the horrors of the camp, and how it greatly affects your state of mind. He uses his story of the concentration camp he attended to let readers see his psychological point of view on his surroundings and the atmosphere around him. Frankl’s story was set to answer one of the many unsolved questions that just so happens to be asked in the Nostra Aetate. That question was: “What is the meaning and purpose of life?” Frankl’s story about his experience inside the concentration camp attempts to answer just that....   [tags: World War II, Holocaust, Concentration Camp]

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Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

- The concentration camps that were run by the Nazis during World War II can easily be labeled as one of the most grotesque examples of cruelty in the entire world. The people that were sent to these concentration camps were treated as less than human by the power hungry leaders of the camp. As we have all learned in history classes throughout our lives, the conditions of these camps were blatantly abhorrent, and it is a surprise that people made it out of these camps alive. In his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E....   [tags: concentration camps, Nazis]

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Man 's Search For Meaning By Viktor E. Frankl

- Why do people choose to live in the past rather than pursue a possibly greater future. This can occur due to a fear of the coming days, months, and years ahead that await. People would rather think and engross themselves in memories then have any sense of direction for the the inevitable passing of time. While every age is unique, “The Collective Neurosis” states the problems that can arise from not believing that people can escape, improve, or adapt to their environment. A person’s environment can be described by where they live and grew up, their socioeconomic status, and even their current mental state....   [tags: Time, Future, Present, Past]

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Man's Search For Meaning

- In Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl creates his personal, yet revolutional, type of therapy. He calls this therapy, logotherapy, the prefix of the word is taken from the Greek word "logos", which denotes meaning. This derivation is chosen because logotherapy is centered on a human's primary motivation to search for the means in which he exists. To Frankl, finding meaning in life is a stronger force than any subconscious drive. He draws from his own, personal experiences in a Nazi concentration camp to create and support the definition of man's existence....   [tags: Viktor Frankl]

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The Goal Of The Christian Self Actualization

- 1. Person-Centered Therapy posits that mankind is good and trustworthy and has with himself an innate desire to self-actualize toward wholeness, in addition to a freedom of the will that is ultimate. While the goals of self-actualization seem to be a positive end, being that it is the non-objective one always loses sight of the target. We as believers live our lives knowing that we will be forced to give an account of our actions. The goal of the Christian self-actualization is Christ, not some ghostly target, no he has a name: Jesus....   [tags: Psychology, Alfred Adler, Viktor Frankl]

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Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

- Life was consumed by constant orders, labor, malnutrition, disease, and murder in the concentration camps. Yet somehow the human psyche in many individuals was able to endure throughout these imprisonments. Men and women were almost completely dehumanized during this genocide, but their psyche survived it. People had to find little things to keep themselves content and to nurture their psyche. “Humor was another of the soul’s weapons in the fight for self-preservation” (63). Humor allows a person to escape a situation and rise above it, even if only for a short time....   [tags: holocaust, concentration camps]

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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

- Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl "On the average, only those prisoners could keep alive who, after years of trekking from camp to camp, had lost all scruples in their fight for existence; they were prepared to use every means, honest and otherwise, even brutal force, theft, and betrayal of their friends, in order to save themselves. We who have come back, by the aid of many lucky chances or miracles - whatever one may choose to call them - we know: the best of us did not return." (p....   [tags: Papers]

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The Farm: 10 Down

- The Farm: 10 Down is the sequel to the well-known documentary, The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison that featured five inmates living at Angola prison. As a follow up on the stories of the inmates, The Farm: 10 Down was made to show the prisoner’s progress, although for others, their lack of positive growth is evident. Logotherapy, also known as the theories of Viktor Frankl are apparent in the prisoner’s lives and suffering. The progress the inmate’s have made or the lack thereof has labeled them as the perfect examples of Frankl’s ideas....   [tags: Viktor Frankl 2014]

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Logotherapy versus Traditional Psychoanalysis

- 1. What does the term logotherapy mean. Break the word down and describe. To begin to understand logotherapy, one must look at the origin of the word. The prefix, “logos” comes from the Ancient Greek term that is “meaning”. Of course, “therapy” is the treatment of disease or disorders through rehabilitation. As the term suggests, logotherapy focuses on finding the meaning of human existence, as well as man's search for meaning as a means to rehabilitate an individual. Logotherapy attempts to reveal meaning in one’s life because it is believed that this is the driving force in humans....   [tags: Dr. Viktor Frankl, psychological therapy theories]

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Victor Frankl's Search for Meaning

- The eight elements that brought meaning to Victor Frankl’s life was his intense inner life, camaraderie, his manuscript, spiritual well-being, his attitude, humanity, faith, comforting or soothing images of the past, and fate. Intense inner life: I believe that Frankl was constantly in the mindset of the doctor he was. He was continually thinking of ways to keep his mind busy. Helping others, thinking of ways to ration his bread, obtaining medicine for the typhus patients, inspiring others, or hiding comrades Frankl kept his mind busy....   [tags: Man’s Search for Meaning]

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Victor Frankl's Life and Work "Man's Search for Meaning"

- March 26, 1905 marked the birth of Viktor Frankl in Vienna. He was a son to Gabriel Frankl and Elsa Frankl from Marovia. He was the second born in a family of three and wanted to become a physician when he grew up. He was turned to study psychology by his liking for people. He met Freud in 1925 on his way to graduating and published an article “Psychotherapy and Weltanschauung”, which was followed by the use of the term “logo therapy” in a public lecture the following year. This led to his refining of his particular brand of Viennese psychology....   [tags: Man's Search for Meaning]

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Ethics and Moral Development According to John Rawls and Victor Frankl

- American philosopher, John Rawls, and European philosopher, Viktor Frankl, are highly regarded for their philosophical intellect. While Rawls work focused on the theory of justice, Frankl’s work were in the direction of finding meaning in life. Although, their works took to varying directions, a distinct correlation can be found in their work as it pertains to ethics and moral development. Rawls, in his works speaks of the four roles of political philosophy, which include: 1) Practical – The discovery of basis for reasoned argument....   [tags: theory of justice, political philosophy]

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Victorian Literature

- Viktor E. Frankl, the Austrian psychologist, once stated that “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves”. A Victorian society condemned to a period of forced adjustment into a life of despotism, as a result of radical change and revolution, dictatorial upper-class tyranny and a life absent of pleasure and happiness, serves as an example of the great psychologist’s words. The industrialisation and development of Britain acted as a major catalyst for the way society would respond, reforming the lives of many....   [tags: revolution, despotism, Charles Dickens, Frankl]

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The Meaning of Life According to Victor E. Frankl

- The Meaning of Life According to Victor E. Frankl The meaning of life, defined by Victor E. Frankl, is the will to find your meaning in life. It is not the meaning of life in general, but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment. He believes that if you are approached with the question of “what is the meaning of my life” or in this case, “life is meaningless,” then you should reverse the question to that person asking the question. For example: What are you bringing to me....   [tags: Philosophy Victor Frankl Essays]

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How Existentialism and Psychoanalysis Influenced Frankl

- Before an in-depth look at how existentialism and psychoanalysis influenced Frankl, let take a look at what each of these theories mean. Existentialism became identified with a cultural movement that blossomed in Europe during the forties and fifties; this term adopted by Jean-Paul Sartre as a self-description in Sartre and his associates postwar literary and philosophical writings. “By the mid 1970s the cultural image of existentialism had become a cliché, parodized in countless books and films by Woody Allen.” (123 Help me) According one website I researched, all about philosophy states the definition of Existentialism is: “Existentialism is a 20th century philosophy concerned with human...   [tags: Frankl]

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Man 's Search For Meaning By Viktore E. Frankl

- Freedom, is part of the human nature that we all seek to gain. Whether it be because of political reason or some other factor, human beings do are obliged to do things such as moving to a different country or hide to gain their most deserved freedom. Every human being has their natural born rights. However, some people believe that any freedom is conditioned and limited by a different and certain situations. In the book Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktore E. Frankl, the narrator, Frankl dreams of the day he was going to be free again....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, Humans, Religion]

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personality theory:victor frankl vs carl rogers

- PERSONALITY THEORY – CARL ROGERS AND VICTOR FRANKL Why is it that man lives up to a certain point not knowing what the meaning of life is. Not knowing what path to follow, not knowing if the energy and courage to discover the truths of ones own existence in this world exist. Some persons will drive past a street child on Cape Town roads and look sideways in horror, quickly lock a car door with an “unapparent” elbow; warm, safe, and comfortable in the interior of a brand new sports model car. Others will look away and ignore the feelings of pity, or even perhaps swear or curse this annoyance....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Man's Search for Meaning

- Man’s Search for Meaning Man’s Search for Meaning is a book written by Victor Frankl. He was an Austrian neurologist, psychologists and psychiatrists. More interestingly, he was a prisoner in Nazi concentration camp. Frankl invented a method of logotherapy. This method became a basis for the Third Vienna School of Psychotherapy. The method of logotherapy is one of the existential therapy kinds based on the analysis of the senses of life. Man’s Search for Meaning carries the main thought of Frankl that question about a human’s sense of life always disturbs people in evident or latent form....   [tags: Vicktor Frankl, logotherapy, concentration camps]

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Viktor Bout: A Merchant of Death

- While the international illegal arms trade is nothing new it has recently suffered some serious setbacks. A key player, who was known to supply small arms, as well as ordinance, and vehicles, was apprehended March 2008 in Thailand by the Thai Royal Police. On August 2010, after months of legal judo and letters back and forth from the Secretary of State and Congress, one of the biggest players in the illegal arms trade was extradited to the United States of America to stand trial for conspiracy to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to kill American officers or employees, conspiring to acquire and use a...   [tags: Research Paper]

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A Case for Viktor Frankenstein's Innocence

- Victor Frankenstein is innocent. There is no doubt in my mind that Victor Frankenstein is innocent for the murder of Justine, Elizabeth, and William. They were in fact killed by a man named, “The Creature.” He in fact killed the two of them to get revenge on the man who created him. The Creature was angry that everyone thought that he was ugly, and hated to be around him. It all started when Dr. Henry Clerval told Victor Frankenstein not to make the Creature because he would be one that destroys everything....   [tags: Mary Shelley's novel analysis]

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The Readings No Greater Love And Frankl

- Knowledge of God The readings we have read and talked about during class discussions have questioned faith and how God works. Every reading has had their own perspective on the topic. Some believe knowledge is related to faith while others do not. A large group of these readings all have religious views but also some differ. They show all of us how not everyone has the same faith and practices as others. In this writing I will be talking about the readings No Greater Love and Frankl. On the philosophy side we read and discussed the reading of Frankl....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality, Prayer, Faith]

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Are the Stories from the Holocaust Survivors with PTSD Reliable as Historical Sources?

- ... (Barel, Efrat, 2010) There was a lot of psychological denial. There was not much help for the Jews once they were liberated, since doctors were scarce. Diseases were easy to catch, and life was still hard for the Jewish people. (Bettelheim, Bruno, 1979) Survivor’s Evidence Holocaust survivors can be defined as “any persecuted Jew who lived under Nazi occupation during the 2nd World War and who was thus threatened by the policy of the ‘final solution’ but managed to stay alive.” (Kellermann, Natan P.F., 2009) Survivor and Psychologist Viktor Frankl often stops throughout his novel, attempting to save the reader from the horror....   [tags: nazi occupation, jews, historians]

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Narrative Of The Life Of Fredrick Douglass

- Fredrick Douglass’ “Narrative of the life of Fredrick Douglass, an American slave” talks about Douglass’ experience from work in Maryland as a slave, to working as a free man in New Bedford. He describes his goal of freedom and escape, and his actions that lead him to find just that. It talks of his thoughts on the underground railroad, how he did not like how they were going about with their escape. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl also touches on seeking freedom, but how it can also have a downside....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Frederick Douglass]

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A Non-Religious Search for Meaning

- Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning, is a powerful and insightful book, however, does the center message intertwine with his religious beliefs. Frankl’s book shares the same concerns as religion such as: First, his beliefs of having nothing will give one a Higher Purpose; second, his belief that we must change to become worthy; and third, that we need fill an “empty soul” with God to find meaning. First of Frankl’s beliefs include one must have nothing to have a Higher Purpose, and his view of determinism....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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Man 's Search For Meaning

- Man’s Search for Meaning was written by Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl. In the book Frankl discusses his time in a Holocaust work camp. He not only gives a vivid description of his own stories but the stories of his patients. Frankl also discusses his personal journey of trying to figure out what his meaning his. His idea of his own meaning went from being a psychiatrist to having a wife and helping his fellow countrymen. He also touches on suffering and how we cannot avoid it because it is all part of the experience of life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, David Wolpe]

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Humanistic Psychology And Existential Psychology

- Humanistic and Existential Psychology are influential of each other, both include the “meaning of our existence, the role of free will, and the uniqueness of each human” (Burger, 2015) This paper will review three articles written by influential psychologists of their time, Maslow, Rogers, and Frankl. The review of each will include a summary, how well the contents connects to the humanistic or existential psychology, and if their ideas still have a relevant application in today’s environment. The first article for review by Viktor Frankl, an existential psychologist, Logotherapy and Existentialism, was written in 1967....   [tags: Psychology, Psychotherapy, Existentialism]

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Free Essays - Holden Caulfield Needs Logotherapy

- Catcher in the Rye - Holden Caulfield Needs Logotherapy Throughout the book Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, a boy who does not know his place in life, illustrates the human need for logotherapy. Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor, wrote "Mans search for meaning", in which he describes his experiences and ways of resisting the efforts of dehumanization in the holocaust. In Viktor Frankl's writing he delineates Logotherapy, which are three principles of mankind. The main character in Catcher in the Rye is Holden Caulfield, he is an unstable young man, who wanders around New York for three days, without knowing where to go or what do....   [tags: Catcher Rye Essays]

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Man's Search For Meaning

- In Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl describes his revolutionary type of psychotherapy. He calls this therapy, logotherapy, from the Greek word "logos", which denotes meaning. This is centered on man's primary motivation of his search for meaning. To Frankl, finding meaning in life is a stronger force than any subconscious drive. He draws from his own experiences in a Nazi concentration camp to create and support this philosophy of man's existence. Frankl endured much suffering during his time in the concentration camp....   [tags: Nazi Jews Holocaust ]

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Man 's Search For Meaning

- In Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl utilizes his nightmarish experiences as a prisoner in a concentration camp to develop his philosophical and psychological theory, logotherapy. A significantly existential theory, logotherapy deals primarily with the importance meaning in life. Frankl notes meaning’s ability to “differ from man to man, and from moment to moment” (77). In other words, he posits the individuality of meaning and presents it as unique to each person. Additionally, Frankl establishes the significant importance of meaning to a person’s survival....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Suicide]

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Why Positive Thinking Is Bad For You

- As the famous American industrialist and businessman, Henry Ford, once said, “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right” (qtd. in BrainyQuote), but disputes have recently popped up concerning the truth of that statement. The vast majority of Americans would agree that positive thinking is a person’s key to success and happiness. However, some researchers are now saying that positive thinking can actually have an adverse effect on a person’s life. It has long been believed that optimism is good for a person, but new research is beginning to bring to light the negative aspects of positive thinking....   [tags: Positive Thinking Essays]

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The Meaning of Life

- What is the meaning of life. There is no simple answer to this question. Viktor Frankl's theory is that man's deepest desire is to search for meaning, for purpose. Choosing to ignore the daily suffering of his deprived existence, Frankl searched to find meaning. He learned that by losing a friend or living through other circumstances of tragedy, he gained strength meaning in his life....   [tags: American Literature]

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Viktor Rodriguez Film History ( 1 / 4 Quarter Exam )

- Viktor Rodriguez FILM HISTORY (1/4 quarter exam) 1.) Why is Eadweard Muybridge an important historical figure. Muybridge was instrumental in the development of instantaneous photography. To accomplish his famous motion sequence photography, Muybridge even designed his own high speed electronic shutter and electro-timer, to be used alongside a battery of up to twenty-four cameras. While Muybridge 's motion sequences helped revolutionize still photography, the resultant photographs also punctuated the history of the motion picture....   [tags: Movie theater, Film, Movie projector]

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What Would Freud, Diamond and Frankl Say about Angelina Jolie

- In the works by Freud, Diamond and Frankl they discuss how a person should live. In the life of Angelina Jolie, they would all have different opinions on if she is living her life correctly or not. In her life she has countless ups and downs. She is an award winning actress, film director, screenwriter, and author. She worked in humanitarian causes for example; Special Envoy, Goodwill, and as The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She has been condemned for different reasons too. Most notably for the people she was married to....   [tags: having meaning in your life]

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The Republic And The Human Search For Meaning

- The Good Life People may say that the “Good Life”, is what you make to be; that in order to have a good life you have to work hard, get and education and be kind to others, others may say that you have to follow the laws given by God and you may have a good life along with a long an peaceful life. While other may just simply go with the flow; for this paper, two excerpts were read The Republic and The Human Search for Meaning which are supposed to bring an understanding on how to achieve the “wealth” of the soul that will allow the readers to experience the “Good life” as Plato and his thinkers....   [tags: Personal life, Meaning of life, Platonism]

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Psychology : Understanding The Human Experience

- Psychology: Understanding The Human In reviewing the documentary Psychology: The Human Experience, Viktor Frankl’s “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” comes to mind. Even though our behaviors are being dictated by the environment we reside in, by being aware of our motivations and choices we make, there is a high chance that our attitudes towards one another might be a positive experience that can increase our quality of life for the individual, the society and the world we live in....   [tags: Psychology, Perception, Mind, Cognition]

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A Conceptualization And Treatment Plan

- A Conceptualization and Treatment Plan Existential Therapy (ET) will be utilized in this case study to assist M’Lynn through the counseling process to acknowledge that she is the one making the choices in her life, and deciding what course her life takes. In Existential Therapy (ET), there are numerous incarnations and techniques because the emphasis is on individuality, recognizing that each therapeutic relationship is unique (Jones & Butman, 2011)....   [tags: Existentialism, Psychotherapy, Søren Kierkegaard]

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La Lunar : Discovering Meaning Of Life

- La Lunar - Discovering Meaning of Life Have one ever imagined of climbing up a ladder to the bright yellow moon full of tiny golden twinkling stars, and together with his loved one, working to shape the beautiful crescent moon up in the sky. I do not know if one’s dream will come true or not, but one can find his dream, this particular dream, illustrated in La Lunar, a Pixar short film released in 2011. La Lunar is not only a magic work of imagination but also a lively beautiful version of Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning for kids....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Man's Search for Meaning]

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Difficult Experiencies in The Holocaust

- The Holocaust is a time that people will always remember and sometimes wish they could forget. It was such a tragedy but we have to remember it so we can learn from those events. More than six million people entered a concentration camp and fewer than four million people survived the camp. One of those four million people was Dr. Viktor Emil Frankl. Dr. Frankl carried a manuscript for his first book, when he first entered Auschwitz, but it was later taken away from him and destroyed. It was ironic, however, because he had a desire to reconstruct and rewrite that volume of psychotherapy that helped him endure the three years of prison life he faced while at Auschwitz....   [tags: concentration camp, logotherapy]

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A Story from the Past is Brought to the Future

- Many stories are derived from stories from the past. Walt Disney’s popular movie, The Lion King, is based on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. This is just one out of many things that are from the past that appears in novels and films today. Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is a novel about a mad scientist who wants to make an immense discovery as said by Brett Weiss, “The Frankenstein monster first lumbered into existence in 1818 in Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus, a work that many have called the first science-fiction story.” (Weiss, Brett)....   [tags: Prometheus, Frankenstein, Viktor]

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Magical Realism and Man's Search For Meaning

- Magical Realism and Man's Search For Meaning   Magical realism was first coined by Franz Roh when he was writing about paintings. Artaro Ulsar Pietri was the first to use the term when talking about literature. Magical realism is also related to other academic fields such as philosophy, psychology, mathmatics, physics, and theology. Im magical realism, "the writer confronts reality and tries to untangle it, to discover what is mysterious in things, in life, in human acts" (Leal 121). Viktor E....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Humanity In Blade Runner Essay

- Humanity in Blade Runner: What it means to be human. Viktor E. Frankl, a Holocaust survivor, once said that “Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being a human.” But what does it mean to be human. What distinguishes a human from an animal or another living being. Throughout history, there have been several times when the existence or the humanity of a group of people have been questioned. Individuals have often been dehumanized on the base of religion, race, nationality, and political views....   [tags: Meaning of life, Blade Runner, Human, Film noir]

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The Role of Logotherapy and the Existential Gap in Addiction

- Ravaging the country is a diagnosable addiction in which laptops are drug dealers and online communities are the enslaving substances. Internet Addiction, otherwise referred to as IA, is one of the most quickly spreading addictions in today’s population, and is not a compulsion that is very well comprehended by the general public (Buckenmeyer). This addiction to that which is virtual and has no real emotional connection is thought to be the result of social isolation, and a feeling of meaninglessness....   [tags: internet addiction, logotherapy, isolation]

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E. Man 's Search For Meaning

- iktor E. Man 's Search for Meaning. Boston: Beacon, 2006. Print. a. What ideas and insights of the author did you find to be the most profound and why. b. How would you best describe the ethical core of the author. Cite evidence of that from the book. c. In what ways did you allow the text to speak into your personal and professional life. How can the text contribute to your life. What changes, if any, would you like to make in your personal ethical framework as a result of having read the text....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Man's Search for Meaning]

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A Relationship Between Death, Wisdom, And Happiness And The Well Lived Life

- Is there a relationship between death, wisdom, and happiness and the well-lived life; and what is the structure. I struggled to form an answer to this question, because I’m not sure if my real feelings on the subject are conducive to the assignment. As I feel like you’re looking for some profound and deep explanative that correlate back to the teachings of this class. I know for a fact that I don’t need 750 words to answer, and adding summaries of material that don’t affect my position is very frustrating....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Positive psychology]

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A Man 's Search For Meaning

- I have never pondered on such a question of what it means to be a human being. What it means to be a human being is not just having a face, eyes, heart, or being able to drive a car, or to own a house. Being a human being is much more than that, deeper and more passionate. Being a human being is to have the ability to having rational thought and to think deeply. Being a human is finding a meaning or a purpose. In the book “A Man’s Search for Meaning”, Viktor Frankle said “life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” The meaning of life can be discovered in three ways....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Categorical imperative]

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Man's Search for Meaning

- Man's Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl's concept regarding survival and fully living was developed through his observations and experiences in the concentration camps. He used his psychiatric training to discern the meanings of observations and to help himself become a better person. He uses analysis to develop his own concepts and describes them in steps throughout the book. When the prisoners first arrived at the camp most of them thought they would be spared at the last moment. The prisoners believed they had a chance of surviving, but this belief was eventually eliminated and it was at this time when the prisoners began to learn how to survive by using their internal strength....   [tags: Papers]

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The Story Of Eliezer 's Life During The Holocaust

- Faith is such an important part of life. It is the drive, the motive to live, to breathe, to feel. When faith is lost, so is the reason to exist; life is lost in oblivion. Faith is a truly compelling weapon and as the story of Eliezer 's life during the Holocaust is played out through this book, a first-hand perspective is gained of what someone can do to cause questioning of faith and how people respond, whether by strengthening faith or losing it entirely. Eliezer is hit with every hard trial imaginable within a year of his life and eventually withers and hardens into this completely new person than the boy he was when he first stepped into that cattle car expelling him from Sighet, his h...   [tags: Auschwitz concentration camp, Elie Wiesel]

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Quest for Wisdom

- Quest for Wisdom: Two Approaches Two approaches to the “Quest for Wisdom” that I enjoyed are Walden, by Henry David Thoreau and Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl. Both of the authors took similar approaches by using narration of a main segment of their lives to explain their philosophy and how they arrived at their conclusions. Though both conclusions represent individualism they are strikingly different. Thoreau values the doctrines of Transcendentalism, seeking ones inner self through Nature, while Frankl Existentialism values the interpretation of individual experiences and responsibility of ones actions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Death Of Agnes Of My Daughter By Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

- On August 26, 1910 Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, Macedonia with the name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Not much is known about her early life but when she was only 8 years old, Agnes father suddenly died and she grew much closer with her mother. Agnes mother was a compassionate woman who greatly cared for others and had an open invitation for people of the city to eat in her home. When Agnes asked why people were eating with them, her mother responded, “Some of them are our relations, but all of them are our people.” The attitude of Agnes mother and their care towards others as Agnes grew up is likely what inspired her on her future endeavors....   [tags: Mother Teresa, Missionaries of Charity]

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One Of The Best Perks That St. Norbert College Offers

- One of the best perks that St. Norbert College offers are the courses revolved around theology. Even though they might not be my favorite classes, my faith and what it means to me matters. With these classes, I can explore and learn more things about my faith and affirm a belief that I may have. During this past semester I have spent my time learning about multiple religions, beliefs, and ideas that I hold true to my faith and what others hold true to theirs. Theological Foundations has changed my understanding of revelation, faith, God, and what it means to be Christian....   [tags: Meaning of life, Religion, God, Faith]

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Influencing Strategy And The Power Of Framing

- My research this week focuses on influencing strategy and the power of framing, (Paroutis, Heracleous, & Angwin, 2013). According to the authors, there are two defined paths of influencing strategy, (Paroutis, et al., 2013). The first pathway was noted as artifact oriented, which uses strategy tools to influence, the second pathway uses action, (Paroutis, et al., 2013). In order for a strategy practitioner to be effective, they must first implement the right tools, (Paroutis, et al., 2013). According to the Bain survey, strategy tools are placed in to three categories from underdeveloped to very effective, (Paroutis, et al., 2013)....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Psychology, Power]

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The Individual: Betrayal of The True Self

- As Descartes once said, “ Cogito ergo sum” , which translates I think therefore I am, advocates rationalization implies one's existence.(Stanford Encyclopedia) Historical myths advocate that human race attained existence when they rationally challenged the Divine who created them. One could argue that the whole purpose of existence is to progress through rational thinking . An individual embraces their true self with the help of the intellect. The Divine has bestowed upon the individual the freedom to disobey, go against, and even retaliate against irrational laws and morals....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Struggles Of A Hard Life

- The Struggles Of A Hard Life Viktor E. Frankl wrote the book Man’s Search for Meaning. In this book he describes how life was in a conservation camp. He wrote about many horrible acts that has happened to him and his fellow prisoners. I have not experienced these horrible things in the same sort of way, but I have experienced them in my own life if different situations. I have selected four quotes from his book that have meaning to myself. First, Frankle wrote, “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Man's Search for Meaning]

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Solution Brief Focused Therapy Analysis

- Existential Psychotherapy is not like any other style of counseling. Existential therapy in its foundations is a philosophy about human nature and gives guidance in how we should exist in this world. Existential therapy is an experimental alternative method of counseling. It is deeply rooted on the basis of a personal vested relationship between counselor and client (Claessens, 2010). According to Yalom, existential psychotherapy is not a specific technique or set of techniques. Yalom states that proponents of existential psychotherapy have not advocated specific training institutes because its presuppositions can underlie any form of therapy....   [tags: existensial therapy,counseling,human existence]

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The Benefits Of Existential Therapy

- In this paper, I describe the history and tenants of existential therapy and relate these to my personal views on psychotherapy. I will expand on the purpose of therapy from an existential perspective, my role as an existential therapist, the clients’ perspective of existential therapy, and the client/counselor relationship in existential therapy. The benefits and inadequacies of existential therapy will be discussed with regard to multiculturalism. Lastly, I will highlight the effectiveness, treatment outcomes, and limitations of existential therapy....   [tags: Existentialism, Existential therapy]

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The History Of The Franks

- The History of the Franks Bishop Gregory of Tours was born in the late 530s in clermont, which is in a region of Gaul, or known as France. His family was Gallo-Romans, a respected upper class family in ancient Rome. Bishop Gregory of Tours known for giving reference to important relatives and friends who held important status great value and importance in his writing. However, he does admit quite directly that he is not the greatest of writers. But, he is a literate man in an uneducated world and so, with all considered he gets the job done....   [tags: Franks, Gregory of Tours, Gaul, Tours]

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Suffering, Poverty, And Starvation

- Suffering in one’s lifetime is one of the many things that people try to avoid. It is often extremely difficult to cope with and can lead to complications that are much preferred to be evaded. Some forms of suffering that people may face include: death of a loved one, economic hardship, divorce, poverty, and starvation. These are examples of severe suffering, suffering that some people may go an entire lifetime avoiding. Viktor Frankl argues that suffering is unavoidable and that everyone will face it to some degree or another at some point in their life....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, World War II, Nazism]

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Magical Realism and Man's Search for Meaning

- Magical Realism and Man's Search for Meaning Five Works Cited Real life experiences that happen in a person's life are important, and these are what magical realism is all about. The meaning of life is wrapped all into our way of living. The world is full of passion and magic and without this passion and magic the world would not exist. Victor Frankl, a 2oth century psychiatrist, had this passion as well as a lot of other people who have survived many obstacles in their lives. Magic is the marvelous in reality....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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A Careeer as a Counselor: The Career Theory Integrative Life Planning

- As I expand my knowledge in the different counseling approaches, my values appropriately fit in with the humanistic theoretical orientation. The career theory Integrative Life Planning (ILP) also resonates in my future ambitions as a counselor. I am very interested in working with high school and/or college students and helping them successfully prepare for their future. The holistic approach has stood out to me from the start of the program and has been useful in my personal life. My goal is to help the student/client to be able to discover their own personal motivations and self-satisfaction within them, as well as a way to benefit society....   [tags: humanistic therapy, career development]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr 's Man 's Search For Meaning

- The vast majority of uprisings by the oppressed against their persecutor end in blood shed and great human suffering. If we lived in a utopia everyone would adopt passive resistance to escape persecution, but we do not live in a utopia and everyone cannot adopt passive resistance. Mahatma Gandhi popularized and defined the concept as an alternative to brute-force as a means of resistance. During the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr. utilized passive resistance in order to fight back against discrimination against African Americans....   [tags: Oppression, Intersectionality, Nonviolence]

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The Horrors of Killing Centers During the Holocaust

- Poland was devastated when German forces invaded their country on September 1, 1939, marking the beginning of World War II. Still suffering from the turmoil of World War I, with Germany left in ruins, Hitler's government dreamt of an immense, new domain of "living space" in Eastern Europe; to acquire German dominance in Europe would call for war in the minds of German leaders (World War II in Europe). The Nazis believed the Germans were racially elite and found the Jews to be inferior to the German population....   [tags: nazi, experimentation, massacre ]

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The Meaning Of Life And Other Lies

- The Meaning of Life & Other Lies No well-minded senior in high school claims to have discovered any indisputable meaning of life. To do so would bring an end to all questions. Mankind has entered and exited hundreds upon thousands of eras throughout human history wondering and creating their own meanings in life. The first section of Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search For Meaning” in essence focuses on how only the concentration camp prisoners who felt they had a purpose to their lives, a goal or future to live for, survived....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Philosophy of life]

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The Ukranian Crisis: Extradition of Viktor Yanukovich

- The Ukrainian crisis was a result of social upheaval against the former president, Mr. Yanukovich, who decided to pull out of the association with the European Union (BBC News, 2014). The upheaval that lasted for about two months resulted in more than 100 people killed (NY Times, 2014). In February 22 Mr. Yanukovich disappears and the opposition takes control over the government in Ukraine (BBC News, 2014). Upon learning that Mr. Yanukovich is currently residing in Kazakhstan, the new government of Ukraine requests from Kazakhstan the extradition of the overthrown president, who is accused of crime against the Ukrainian citizenry....   [tags: european union, crime, kazakhstan]

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The Ultimate Goal Of Self Actualization

- Attaining Self Actualization There is no safe and familiar in a world constantly changing and advancing. The norms we adjust are always evolving slowly and never truly saying the same. Since existence, the very world itself has developed steadily, along with all forms of life residing on it. Humans are constantly creating, working forward not only to do more than those who came before, but also bring something new into the world. Becoming all one can be is a constant struggle taken on by nearly every person who has existed....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Abraham Maslow]

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My Emerging Behavioral Therapy Theory

- My emerging theory employed aspects of therapy from the humanism, existentialism, dialectical behavior, and when necessary exposure therapy. These theories have represented me as a person. As I have presented them here, they through the lens of each other, they work to form one integrative approach. As Rogerian humanism has laid the foundation for ways of being, this theory also incorporated Dr. Marsha Linehan’s structure of dialectical behavioral therapy’s and goals expressed by Yalom in existentialism with specific practices in Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy....   [tags: humanism, existetialism, dialectics, exposure]

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Ben Helfgott And Alfred Nakache

- Many people who survived the holocaust did not thrive during the rest of their lives, but Ben Helfgott and Alfred Nakache went on to become Olympic athletes. Athletes are often viewed specially because of their intense determination. They often beat themselves up in order to overcome what they think they can do. Breaking this threshold nearly always requires the overcoming of adversity. In sports psychology, when an athlete “not only makes it through [his] adversity, but acquires additional protective factors in the process”, he has undergone what is known as “resilient reintegration” (Galli, Nick, and Robin S....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Greece]

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Why Am I Doing this Writing Assignment?

- "Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity." -Viktor Frankl Done because I was told to do so, I think not. All assignments are done by people like me who care where they will be ten, twenty, even thirty years from now. Assignments are designed to further ones knowledge about a specific subject, and this one is pushing me to do better....   [tags: Writing Assignment]

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Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and Toni Morrison’s Beloved

- Viktor Frankl once said, “ Man is a being who can get used to anything”(Frankl, Man Search for Meaning) in reference to the millions of men and women who survived the Concentration camps during the holocaust. Was Frankl correct to assume that people are able to adapt to their surroundings, even in the most difficult of situations. The idea that human beings can assimilate to their condition is evident in two award winning novels: Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and Toni Morrison’s Beloved. The main characters from these novels, Pi and Sethe, not only learn to adjust to their surroundings throughout hard times, they also discover themselves along the way....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Perception on Life

- Viktor Frankl said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance, to choose one’s way.” I support this quote because if something doesn’t go the way you want it you could either look at the bright and spirited part of it, and make things better, or look at the dull and awful part of it, and make things worse. If it were me I would always try to look at the bright part of it, especially since you are the one who chooses your own perception and outlook on life....   [tags: Personal Experience Essay]

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Change Should Start with Us

- If change should happen, it starts with us When one talks about change, they are normally evaluating a past situation or measuring the defects in a current situation. In 1933 The Nazi regimes lead by a German man by the name of Adolf Hitler targeted Jews and basically imprisoned and slaughtered them. This era was named the Holocaust. The word Holocaust derives from Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire”. According to the Holocaust Encyclopedia the Germans believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior”....   [tags: Article Review]

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