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Came across this video from the inspiring psychiatrist and Holocaust-survivor Viktor Frankl . Speaking 40 years ago, he shares thoughts on the human search for meaning still very much relevant today. If you’ve got time, it really is worth watching the video. This passage in particular is very moving, as he moves from a story about flying lessons to advice on how to help people achieve their potential: “If you don't recognise a young man’s search for meaning, you make him worse, you make him dull, you make him frustrated, you still add and contribute to his frustration. “If you presuppose in this so-called criminal or juvenile delinquent or drug abuser and so forth, there must be a spark in the search for meaning.
What's the difference between a cat and a dog? We know they are similar in many respects. For example, they are both mammals, they are both common pets, they are both furry and they both have four legs and a tail. But without getting into the biology, the differences are harder to explain. We know they are different, very different, it's just hard to put into words.