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It is easy for the outsider to get the wrong conception of camp life a conception mingled with sentiment and pity When reading this preface to the question of pity and whether it is right or wrong to feel pity it boggled my mind for a moment In a sense though it is both right and wrong to feel pityTo start off Frankl has a very negative view of pity Throughout the book he points out negative examples of pity or how it makes him angry On page 4 where someone could derive the meaning of pity to Frankl he seems almost angry when mentioning the thought of the reader pitying him Stating you dont know what is was like or how I felt Also on page ten Frankl states the prisoners feel pity for themselves and will eventually lose the will to live in doing so I can further derive on this theory of pity relating to my personal experiences When I lost my father to cancer you could say I was in a depression I did not want sympathy or pity It felt like they were looking down on me or it would get very annoying It was like I lost my identity That I am no longer Stefanie I am the girl who lost her father I would assume this is somewhat how Frankl felt You are nameless to people and you are no longer referred to as the person who you really areIn reading the book there is no positive examples to infer the pity is a good thing but through my life I have learned it is a human response to someone not understanding When a person is trying to understand a horrible occurrence they feel sad for the person because of the human emotion empathy The lack of the emotion I would assume would be very bad and lead to some apocalypse We all try to understand
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