Caution! Nihilism Ahead

Why is an inspiring person so refreshing?  He or she likely found meaning in life, encountering beauty in nature, or a deed to be done, or even appreciating admirable characteristics in another person, especially if we reveal that admiration to the person.  Inspiration may be helpful in expressing appreciation of another person as they face challenges in a group or community, in order to promote a more optimistic view of the future.  Dr. Viktor Frankl formulated these observations in the WWII death camps. Also, Frankl realized that a mature person had outgrown Freud’s pleasure principle of childhood and Adler’s will to power of adolescence. Frankl’s view is that maturity is powered by a will to meaning and purpose!  

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