In Man’s Search for Meaning, the neurologist and psychiatrist Victor Frankl wrote about his experience as a concentration camp inmate during the Second World War.
Frankl’s theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”)-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.
According to The School of Life, there are four things that make life meaningful:
1. Helping others.
What makes life meaningful is doing something useful for other people.
2. Serving others.
Fixing their hearts, teaching trigonometry.
3. To make something that it’s better than we normally are.
Who we are, what drives us and what we should aim for.
4. The connections with others.
When you show your vulnerable scare parts of you to another person.
Complement it with The Human Search for Meaning. Frankl saw three possible sources for meaning.