This Day in History: 2022-02-14

Viktor Frankl wrote in the addendum of his (1946) book, in Man’s Search For Meaning  about the shape of the new world that creates a lack of meaning he called the existential vacuum: a sense of meaninglessness. Frankl noted three thing that gave man meaning, direction, and purpose.

  • Animal instinct
  • Tradition
  • Work

The first two have been totally displaced, not to mention automation is killing the third. Hence, we lose meaning. You see the repercussions in the form of depression, drug abuse, and the cynicism. -credit Erik Brown

TW Smith