Monday, July 25, 2016

Viktor Frankl on Nihilism

"I readily confess that as a young man I had to go through the hell of despair over the apparent meaninglessness of life, through total and ultimate nihilism until I could develop an immunity against nihilism.  I developed logotherapy.  It is a pity that other authors, instead of immunizing their readers against nihilisim, inoculate them with their own cynicism, which is a defense mechanism or reaction formation, that they have built up against their own nihilism.  This is a pity, because today more than ever the apparent meaninglessness of life has become and urgent and topical issue on a worldwide scale." -- Viktor Frankl--in "The Will to Meaning".

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