Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms-To choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Viktor E. Frankl
Viktor Frankl was forced to labor in the German concentration camps of World War II. His job was to clean out the gas chambers each time they were used. One time he was forced to bury his own family members. His experiences as a concentration camp inmate led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most brutal ones, and thus a reason to continue living. He did this by teaching himself to maintain a positive attitude no matter what his surrounding circumstances were.
There are the 6 basic rules Viktor used to help him develop that positive attitude. All of us can easily learn and apply these rules in our daily lives.
Most of us will never be faced with the horrible circumstances that Viktor Frankl had to deal with, however, we can all learn from his experiences and put those valuable lessons to use in our own lives.
We’ll be expounding these over the next couple posts, so be sure to check back next week when we unpack the importance of having a positive attitude.
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