‘When we accept life on its own terms, we tacitly admit of a purpose to Life itself.’

How do we live with suffering? Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day Tony D’Souza takes inspiration from Viktor Frankl

Still photograph from the Soviet Film of the liberation of Auschwitz. | Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Belarussian State Archive of Documentary Film and Photography.

What is it that makes you want to keep on living? And how would you maintain your will to live in the face of extreme suffering, such as the death of a child or the diagnosis of a terminal illness? What would make you want to go on? The great Viktor Frankl offers an answer.

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