In search of happiness
In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent
Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, Austria was arrested
and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and
parents. Three years later, when his camp was liberated, his family,
including his pregnant wife, had perished - but he had survived.
The philosophical sense of wonder
Most of us have a sense of wonder. We treat many
things such as heaven, paradise or Utopia with a sense of wonder
because they are beyond our sensory perception. On a lesser scale,
we are overwhelmed by a sense of wonder when we see a cascading
waterfall, great reservoir or massive construction such as the Great
Wall of China.
Thorns on the Side
The challenge of ageing
Ageing and hence old age itself, are facts of
life that we cannot ignore or stop. Each passing year, we grow old.
Thanks to advances in medical technology and general living
standards, more people are living to a ripe old age than ever
before. There are villages in many countries where most people are
over 80 years old.