Magazine article Psychology Today

"I Can't Go on, I'll Go On"

Magazine article Psychology Today

"I Can't Go on, I'll Go On"

Article excerpt

IN ONE SENSE we're all stuck. There are inherent constraints on the human condition. We don't choose when and where we are born, or our parents, or the choices they make for us in our first decade of life. Then suddenly we are confronted with the freedom to make our own decisions, one after the next. Perhaps the most important of these is how to frame the things that befall us.

Among the greatest of human triumphs is the ability to define experience as did legendary psychiatrist and writer Viktor Frankl-to summon meaning and direction from the abyss. The stories in these pages explore how and why people reframe their own life.

Abraham Lincoln ("A Man of Many Fathers") sought inspiration from the founding fathers, in part because he was not intellectually animated by the father to whom he was born. …

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