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Beautiful lessons of how to handle everything life throws at you,
This review is from: Man's Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust (Paperback)
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life"
I really didn't have high expectations when I opened this book since I've never been a fan of books about Auschwitz (they always leave me with a hopeless lack of faith in humanity), but somehow small beautiful lines and sentences about the way a human being can use pain to build his strength, got me through the first part of the book. It never got too deep into the facts about the camps but stayed within the 'hopeful' mindset.
The 2nd part also surprised me and became some sort of brief introduction to psychotherapy and I found myself scribbling down small tips and ideas that I'd like to remember the next time I'm going through a hard time.
I loved reading this classic book and it's a beautiful story about how you can handle so much more than you ever thought you could. It's about trusting your story and about always saying yes to everything that happens, because it happens so that you can learn something. Everything happens to teach you something that you need to know in order to become who you're really meant to be. I will probably re-read this many times.
- Charlotte Eriksson, author of Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps