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President Scott L Wyatt and Steve Meredith are joined by SUU professors Dr. Daniel Hatch and Dr. Tyler Stillman to discuss the first book in the Summer Book Club: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. They discuss their interpretations of the meaning of life, the importance of relationships with others and being honest with yourself, and speculate about Viktor Frankl’s motivation in writing this book.
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—daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.
A human being is not one in pursuit of happiness but rather in search of a reason to become happy, last but not least, through actualizing the potential meaning inherent and dormant in the given situation.
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