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ML89: Alex Pattakos on How To Find Meaning in Learning, Lessons from Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl and The Wisdom of the Greeks

Discover the importance of finding meaning in learning and how to do it, the lessons we can learn from the great psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl, and what we can take from the Greeks to live a more meaningful life.
Nasos Papadopoulos

Dr. Alex Pattakos is a bestselling author, former Professor of Public and Business Administration and the founder of the Global Meaning Institute, which aims to help people discover meaning in their lives and work.

Alex has written best-selling books on the human quest for meaning including Prisoners of Our Thoughts, which was written at the personal urging of the world-renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Viktor Frankl, the author of Man's Search for Meaning and a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps.

By writing The OPA! Way, inspired by Greek philosophy, mythology, and culture, Alex reconnected with his Greek roots, and gained a deeper understanding of how people found meaning in their everyday lives despite being surrounded by economic and social crises.

In this conversation we discuss a range of topics including: 


- The importance of finding meaning in learning and how to do it
- The lessons Alex learned from his mentor, the psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl
- The lessons that we can learn from the Greeks to live a more meaningful life

So whether you’re looking to find meaning in your learning or want to discover some of the strategies you can apply to develop greater self-awareness, then this episode will give you all that and more.

Resources

🖥 Global Meaning Institute

📖 The Opa Way - Alex Pattakos & Elaine Dundon

📖 Prisoners of Our Thoughts - Alex Pattakos

🐦 @drmeaning

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