The power to choose. | 99/100

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

-Viktor Frankl

That, my friends, is a quote to live by: for me, it was a true life changer.

Reading Frankl’s harrowing, beautifully written, ridiculously moving account of survival in a concentration camp, Man’s Search for Meaning, is something I think every human being should have to do at least once in their life.

It’s incredibly freeing: that we have the gift of choice, the power of autonomy – if not over what happens to us, then to our reactions and our choices.

Nobody can take that away from you.


    1. I read it in one sitting one night about five years ago and have revisited it regularly ever since. One of the most important books ever written in my opinion.


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