30 Minute Meditations on Being Human from the Life and Writings of Viktor Frankl, Day 10: The Last of Human Freedoms

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Lesson for the Day: You always retain the freedom to choose how you respond to adversity and suffering.

“We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.  There may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

Source: Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning, 3rd ed. (New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, 1984), p. 75.

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