Model: comforts in dark times
May 8th, 2018
opportunities for meaning
meaning of sacrifice
1 ) How many irreplaceable losses have you really had?
Probably only a few.
"Whoever was still alive had reason for hope.
Health, family, happiness, professional abilities, fortune, position in society
all these were things that could be achieved again or restored."
"That which doesn't kill me, makes me stronger."
2 ) You don't know what the future will bring.
There are always opportunities for individuals to improve their situation a little on the short term.
"For no man knew what the future would bring, much less the hour"
3 ) The past has had many joys, and that will stay with you forever.
"What you have experienced, no power on earth can take from you."
"Having been is also a kind of being, and perhaps the surest kind"
4 ) There are always opportunities to give life meaning
"keep their courage in the certainty that the hopelessness of our struggle did not detract from its dignity and its meaning"
5 ) Sacrifice has meaning in any case
"I told them of a comrade who on his arrival in camp had tried to make a pact with Heaven
that his suffering and death should save the human being he loved from a painful end.
For this man, suffering and death were meaningful"
(src: Man's Search for Meaning)