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Viktor Frankl: Why to believe in others →

On the TED website, it says:

In this rare clip from 1972, legendary psychiatrist and Holocaust-survivor Viktor Frankl delivers a powerful message about the human search for meaning – and the most important gift we can give others.

But here’s the great meaning:

If we seem to be idealist, and are over-estimating, overrating man, and looking at him that high - here, above - we promote him to what he really can be.


If you don’t recognize a young man’s will to meaning, man’s search for meaning, you make him worse. You make him dull. You make him frustrated. You still add and contribute to his frustration. While, if you presuppose in this man, if in this so called criminal or juvenile delinquent or drug abuser and so forth there must be a spark of search for meaning. Let’s recognize this, let’s presuppose it, and then you will illicit it from him and you will make him become what he in principle is capable of becoming.

— Viktor Frankl