The philosophy of About Time — Man’s Search for Meaning

Warning: Spoilers ahead for About Time and Man’s Search for Meaning

Tim learning the big one.

I confess. About Time, the 2013 romantic comedy about a timid brit (Tim) who learns the men in his family can time travel, is one of my all-time favorite movies. It’s a cute story, explores family relationships in a refreshing way, and ignoring the inconsistent time travel logic, is just a really fantastic watch. But one of my favorite parts is the ending:

That idea is also brought up in the 1946 book Man’s Search for Meaning by psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, a book detailing his experience in the Nazi death camps and outlining his theory of logotherapy, which can be well summarized by the title of the book.

In it, the author states:

Are there any other examples of this “live life again” philosophy people can think of?

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