To be a neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author and the developer of logotherapy is quite impressive. But to do so while being a holocaust survivor is simply remarkable.

Viktor E. Frankl was a highly intellectual man, who entered Auschwitz with a manuscript of ideas on life and, once the manuscript got destroyed, he found meaning in recreating it. A meaning that helped him be a free man both during and after Auschwitz.

His book “Man’s search for meaning” was sitting on my shelf for quite some time, but thankfully I got reminded of it two weeks ago. It’s a common saying…

An outdated classic or a contemporary gem? Do we need an introduction here? “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is the all-time classic and best-selling book in the categories of self-help / personal development. Read and utilized by millions of people across the world. I remember being introduced to this book by my dad long time ago, when I was too young to appreciate the benefits of such a book. 15 years later, I found myself reading it ferociously. It’s no surprise why. An easy to read manuscript divided into small easily-digestible chunks with practical advice and examples to…

The “Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost (1916) is, without a doubt, one of the most popular — yet misunderstood poems ever written. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you have probably seen parts of it posted on social media when on of your friends was trying to be poetic, or on an inspirational poster getting you to embrace your individuality by doing things differently.

“…I took the one (road) less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

And this is where the confusion starts: Did he took the road less traveled by? Did he not? …

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