Learnings for Adults Life Motivation
I am in the search of world where someone is listening pain of the other one in the middle of the night.
September 13, 2020
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Dr Shailesh Thaker
8:37 AM (44 minutes ago)
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Viktor Frankl, one of the great psychiatrists of the twentieth century, survived the death camps of Nazi Germany.

His little book, “Man’s Search for Meaning”, is one of those life-changing books that everyone should read.

Frankl once told the story of a woman who called him in the middle of the night to calmly inform him she was about to commit suicide.

Frankl kept her on the phone and talked her through her depression, giving her reason after reason to carry on living.

Finally she promised she would not take her life, and she kept her word.

When they later met, Frankl asked which reason had persuaded her to live?

“None of them”, she told him.

“What then influenced her to go on living, he pressed?

Her answer was simple, it was Frankl’s ‘willingness to listen’ to her in the middle of the night.

A world in which there was someone ready to listen to another’s pain seemed to her a world in which it was worthwhile to live.

Often, it is not the brilliant argument that makes the difference.

Sometimes the small act of ‘listening’ is the greatest gift we can give.

This too shall pass,
Meanwhile let’s just listen

Let’s hear the cry & reach out to the one in need.

Let’s ensure we make the difference

About author

Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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