Meaning & Purpose- NERD POSITIVE Episode 2 Companion Article


Again I’d like to reiterate that what I say in response to the quotes used are my own interpretation


Meaning third definition

Martin Seligman’s P.E.R.M.A. Acronym



Mewtwo (Mew, Dr. Fuji, Ash, Giovanni, Misty, and Brock by extension)

BlackWarGreymon (Arukenimon, Mammothmon, Azulongmon, Oikawa, and Myotismon by extension)

Viktor Frankl and his book, Man’s Search for Meaning , which I highly recommend

Quotes Used

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” -Nietzsche

“One could make victory of those experiences, turning life into an inner triumph, or one could ignore the challenge and simply vegetate, ” Man’s Search for Meaning, page 72

“The right example was more effective than word could ever be. The immediate influence of behavior is always more effective than that of words.” Man’s Search for Meaning, page 80

“instead of possibilities, i have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, though these are things which cannot inspire envy.” Man’s Search for Meaning, page 122

“Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life and not a “secondary rationalization” of instinctual drives. This meaning is unique and specific in that it must and can be fulfilled by him alone; only then does it achieve a significance which will satisfy his own will to meaning.” Man’s Search for Meaning, page 99

“But at times a word was effective too, when mental receptiveness had been intensified by some outer circumstances.” Man’s Search for Meaning, page 80

“Once an individual’s search for meaning is successful, it not only renders him happy but also gives him the capability to cope with suffering.” Man’s Search for Meaning, page 139


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