Sunday, July 19, 2009

Chasing pleasures of life

Often, according to Victor E.Frankl inn “Man’s Search for Meaning”, and repasted from the following post:
http://www.paulstips.com/brainbox/pt/home.nsf/link/18052006-Find-something-to-live-for
A doomed prisoner would suddenly refuse to get up and leave their hut for work in the morning. They would simply lie on the floor in their own filth, and no amount of beatings or persuasion could get them to move. However, such prisoners could often be seen smoking a cigarette while lying there.
Even when they had chosen to give up on life, they still sought bodily pleasures.
While this is an extreme example, you can see echoes of it in the problems of many people today. Despite finding no real reason to live, many still continue to pursue cheap thrills. They take drugs, engage in loveless sex, and consume violent entertainment.
In fact, those who can find no meaning seem to chase such gratifications with a kind of desperate energy - as if they're trying to fill the emptiness inside.
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