For What Purpose And For Whom

In Viktor Frankl’s ‘Yes to life in spite of everything’ – a collection of lectures he gave after WWII – he talks about the preciousness and value of life precisely because it is finite. We live in a world of consequences, where our actions, words, thoughts, bring about results we care about, where events bigger than us bring about results we care about. And in the middle of that we have to decide how to behave and for what purpose, and for whom.