30 Minute Meditations on Being Human from the Life and Writings of Viktor Frankl, Day 2: The “Why” and “How” of Living

Viktor Frankl, M.D.

Lesson for the Day: No matter how bad life gets, there is always a reason to live.

“A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being  …, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life [that is, commit suicide].  He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how.’”

Source: Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning, 3rd ed. (New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, 1984), p. 87.