After pausing to consider this excellent observation several days ago, I had it in subconscious thought ever since. Last night I took an opportunity to re-read a great book. Dr. Viktor Frankl survived the Nazi death camp to go on to live a life of helping others with mental health issues. He was one of the most renowned and experienced practitioners of his time. In his explanation of the therapy he invented, called Logo therapy, he wrote:
“A man’s concern, even his despair, over the worthwhileness of life is an existential distress but by no means a mental disease.” -- Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning, 2006, Beacon Press, Boston, p 102, original emphasis.
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