Viktor E. Frankl
Many people died exhausted between Christmas and New Year at concentration camps. The disappointment after giving themselves completely to the hope of returning home on Christmas beat them. The psychiatrist who had the same camp experience says that people can only survive by rethinking themselves as those expected to do something than those expecting something. From "Man's Search For Meaning" (translated by Tokuji Shimoyama).
"December 11 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"