ONLINE TALKS | Viktor Frankl was one of the more impressive thinkers of the past century, as well as a very charming personality. In a video of a talk that he gave back in 1972, he hits the nail right on the head when it comes to realizing the individual's full potential. Despite the fairly ancient look of the video, his talk is very much of present interest. Beautiful!
Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) was a legendary Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, who additionally became known as a result of the world-famous book that he published in 1945 on surviving the Holocaust.
TED showcases a charming video of a talk that he gave in 1972. By drawing from advice that he was given by his flight instructor on how to "crab" the plane, he beautifully illustrates one of Goethe's famous statements: "If we take man as he is, we make him worse. But if we take man as he should be, we make him capable of becoming what he can be". Frankl goes on to make a compelling argument in favor of the overestimation of man with the purpose of promoting him to his full potential.