What I’m saying is: When we are forced into a situation not of our choosing, we discover the essence of who we really are.We all experience pain and suffering, and the degree to which we suffer is based on how we view our misfortunes.
Having studied the lives of centenarians over the years, many of them endured pain and suffering throughout their lives. The one common denominator to their endurance is the will to live.
Viktor Frankl described this idea in his book, Man’s Search for Meaning. Those who endured extreme suffering during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany discovered the will to live and went on to share their stories with thousands of others.Read more on thoughtcatalog.com