2,500 years ago Confucius, Socrates, and the Buddha were all addressing similar philosophical questions: What is the best way to run a state? How do I build a proper world where everyone has a chance to flourish? How do I live my life?
Dr Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor and the founder of logotherapy, a school of psychotherapy that explores meaning as the core motivational force in humans.
Western notions of authenticity often cause more harm than good. Because it is impossible to separate ourselves from the unconscious behavior we have adopted, the advice to “just be yourself” is misleading.
In Buddhism we say chisoku, which means ‘be satisfied’. Knowing how much is enough is about finding satisfaction in what you already have. Human desire is endless. Once we acquire one thing, we desire ten of them.