Reality and Ideals

In this clip from 1972, legendary psychiatrist and Holocaust-survivor Viktor Frankl speaks about believing in others, in this 4 minute ted talk. I posting this not only for you but also for me because we tend to consider only realism as the true philosophy in life. Have your feet on the ground…Be practical…see things as the REALLY are…but Viktor suggest another viewpoint that seems to be pretty valid as well.

The Maxim:
If we take man as he really is we make him worst but if take man as he should be we make him capable to becoming what he can really be.

Don’t Strive for Realism strive for Idealism.

Because if we don’t try to achieve an ideal we are bound to fall behind.