I recently read the book 'Man's Search for Meaning' written by Viktor E Frankl,; a survivor of the Holocaust who explains, among other things, the importance of finding meaning in one's life as a means of surviving / enduring adversity and unavoidable suffering. Rather than describe the content of the book myself, the following YouTube video clips do a satisfactory job of summarising the main themes and issues arising from Frankl's book.
Frankl's book is a fascinating, easily read, and relatively short work, rich with profound wisdom.
General Survival Book Man's Search For Meaning - Viktor Frankl 2017-07-07
Enduring adversity and suffering through discovering meaning in one's life.