“Why to believe in others” – 1972 Viktor Frankl classic

From the TED.com description of this video-recording from 1972 of Viktor Frankl:

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.

Neurologist and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl pioneered an approach to psychotherapy that focuses on the human search for meaning.

Frankl says, standing at his board in front of packed house of eager listeners:

“If we take man as he really is, we make him worse [spontaneous laughter].¬† But, if we overestimate him [crowd applause].. we promote him to what he really can be.”


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