Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Logotherapist & Existential Analyst

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A Logotherapeutic Perspective on Ageing

Posted on 14 March, 2016 at 17:35

Many people turn to Logotherapy and Existential Analysis to help them negotiate life's difficulties.  For example, ageing can be a difficult process for some people to embrace.  Frankl said this of his own ageing:


"In the last analysis, getting old is an aspect of the transitoriness of human existence.  But this transitoriness can be a strong motivation for our responsibleness - our recognition of responsibility as basic to human existence."  (Recollections: An Autobiography). Or, as he famously wrote elsewhere: "Live as if you were already living for the second time, and as if you had made the mistakes you are about to make now."  Think about it!


Categories: Frankl, Quote, Responsibility

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