Yes To Life In Spite of Everything
How Logotherapy can help the psychological condition of a prisoner
Yes To Life: In Spite of Everything is a biographical tale. Frankl, having survived life in wartime concentration camps, tells the story of the prisoner’s psychological state. Stripped of everything they have, the prisoners experience slow but progressive depersonalization. They suffer horrifically both internally and externally and life in the camp becomes a real struggle for survival. Yet according to Frankl, who was a practicing psychologist before he was taken prisoner, even in the most brutal conditions, man can save himself, rediscovering the very meaning of life which lies within, uniting past and future. Light also hides in the dark and finding that light and projecting it onto the future can allow us to find the path to salvation. Every life has a meaning and it must be discovered. If Logotherapy helps to identify the source of our life’s meaning, then it is up to man to cultivate that meaning and live according to his purpose.