"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, the las of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given circumstances, to choose one's own way of life" - Viktor Frankl
On this Independence Day in the United States the word freedom is bandied about. Today however, I don't want to focus on just the freedoms of one part of the world. I want to talk about one freedom shared by everyone, freedom of thought.
Viktor Frankl endured hardships that would make any of us cringe; interred in a concentration camp in Auschwitz he faced brutalities the likes we will never know. However in those dark, dark times he was able to find meaning, a reason not just to survive but thrive. Today I share an article that speaks to his experiences as he explains how freedom of thought is paramount to a life of meaning.