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influence by Viktor E Frankl

As a criminology and psychology hons major I find answers in many schools of thought combining them and respecting each on their own merits and to address specific cases and situations, but on a personal level I have found Viktor E Frankl’s existentialism to have had a profound effect on me. Here is a quote that I have always been particularly connected with:

Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized but yet ought to be actualized. Furthermore, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities. By making him aware of what he can be and of what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true.”


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Viktor E. FranklMan’s Search for Meaning

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