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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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Agree? There are 3 Main Avenues to Meaning in Life: Work, Love, and Rising Above a Fate We Can’t Change.

December 19th, 2015

Episode 185 of 401 episodes

“There are three main avenues on which one arrives at meaning in life. The first is by creating a work or doing a deed. The second is by experiencing something or encountering someone; in other words, meaning can be found not only in work but also in love… Most important, however, is the third avenue to meaning in life: even the helpless victim of a hopeless situation, facing a fate he cannot change, may rise above himself, may grow beyond himself, and by so doing change himself.” –Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning Reading these lines reminds me of another post in which I quoted Frankl–which may be one of the best posts I ever wrote.

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