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Man's Search For Himself

In early October 2021, Turkish news outlets reported an odd affair in which a man was reported missing. then came upon a search party for a missing person. Unaware that the person they were searching for was himself, the man joined up to help.

Man's Search for Himself

The man in question is Beyhan Mutlu, a 51-year-old construction worker who lives in Bursa, a city in northwestern Turkey. He did join a search and rescue party that was looking for him, initially unaware that people believed he was missing. But he didn't search for hours, and it doesn't appear that he was "drunk" while searching.

In sum it appears Mutlu had tried to help but was unaware, because of poor communication the night before, that he was wrongly believed to be missing. It also appeared that at the time of the search, he had been asleep for four hours, and was not drunk.

Loneliness, boredom, emptiness: These are the complaints that Rollo May encountered over and over from his patients. In response, he probes the hidden layers of personality to reveal the core of man's integration-a basic and inborn sense of value.

A well known practicing psychologist presents a healthy, informed recipe for solid living in this present age of anxiety. Briefly, his formula is a directive towards finding and realizing the true self, and for the explanation of a goal that is garbed in the mantle of responsibly structured social freedom, he delves historically to the roots of western cultural development that lead to conformism and man's failure to adjust his values to new ways of life. Philosophers from Socrates to Kierkegaard, definitive writers and poets have been drawn on richly in this interpretation and from the intelligently synthesized history, there is clear sailing into modern maladies like momism, scapegoating and race hatreds, and on the positive side- the encouraging conviction that the present, if its reality is lived, can transcend and favor a now empty and foreboding future. The initiated will find echoes here from the writings of such as Fromm and Horney, but Mr. May's work is refreshing and these concepts need constant airing.

Loneliness, boredom, emptiness: These are the complaints that Rollo May encountered over and over from his patients. In response, he probes the hidden layers of personality to reveal the core of man's integration -- a basic and inborn sense of value. Man's Search for Himself is an illuminating view of our predicament in an age of overwhelming anxieties and gives guidance on how to choose, judge, and act during such times.

May was born in Ada, Ohio, on April 21, 1909. He experienced a difficult childhood when his parents divorced and his sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He was the first son of a family with six children. His mother often left the children to care for themselves, and with his sister suffering from schizophrenia, he bore a great deal of responsibility.[3] His educational career took him to Michigan State University, where he pursued a major in English, but he was expelled due to his involvement in a radical student magazine. After being asked to leave, he attended Oberlin College and received a bachelor's degree in English. He later spent three years teaching in Greece at Anatolia College. During this time, he studied with doctor and psychotherapist Alfred Adler, with whom his later work shares theoretical similarities. He became ordained as a minister shortly after coming back to the United States, but left the ministry after several years to pursue a degree in psychology. He was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1942 and spent 18 months in a sanatorium. He later attended Union Theological Seminary for a BD during 1938, and finally to Teachers College, Columbia University for a PhD in clinical psychology in 1949. May was a founder and faculty member of Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in San Francisco.[4]

May draws on others' perspectives, including Freud's, to go into more detail on existential psychotherapy. Another topic May examines is how Psychoanalyses and Existentialism may have come from similar areas of thinking. There is attention paid to searching for stability with strong feelings of anxiety (May, 1983).

May is often grouped with humanists, for example Abraham Maslow, who provided a good base for May's studies and theories as an existentialist. May delves further into the awareness of the serious dimensions of a human's life than Maslow did.

In a recent and hilarious incident of intoxication, a man in Turkey decided to join a search party for someone who had been reported missing. He, however, didn't realize that he was the "missing" person in question.

As news of the "missing" man spread, volunteers from different neighborhoods joined with authorities to aid in the rescue mission. Among them was Mutlu, who appeared to not realize that the subject of the search was himself.

The search party reportedly continued for hours, with rescuers calling out Mutlu's name. However, it seems that it took Mutlu a while to register that pivotal piece of information. Eventually, at one point in the search, he suddenly announced his presence.

However, he didn't return to the neighbourhood, sparking concerns among his mates, who soon informed the police. What followed was a search and rescue operation by several teams from the Bursa region.

Local media outlet NTV reported that the rescue teams were calling out his name repeatedly in the woods. But then, someone in the group, said, "Who are we looking for? I am here." It was Beyhan himself.

Therapy isn't curing somebody of something; it is a means of helping a person explore himself, his life, his consciousness. My purpose as a therapist is to find out what it means to be human. Every human being must have a point at which he stands against the culture, where he says, "This is me and the world be damned!" Leaders have always been the ones to stand against the society - Socrates, Christ, Freud, all the way down the line.

Jesse McCarthy's debut novel ranges around the world - Brooklyn, Brazil, Montevideo and Paris. But as Jonah Winters makes new friends and is sharpened by new experiences, is he still in search of himself? Jonah is a young Black man who grew up in France but now teaches school in Brooklyn, which he considers, quote, "a high-wire act." And after a chance meeting in a bar and an unexpected inheritance, he takes off - in search of what? The author of this new novel, "The Fugitivities," is an assistant professor of English and of African and African American studies at Harvard. So Dr. Jesse McCarthy joins us now from New York. Thanks so much for being with us.

The police lodged a missing persons report and launched a search operation to find Mutlu. The police gathered a group and decided to search the area the man was last seen. The group searched the woods for a while, but they did not find the man. Later, when they called out his name, Mutlu answered from within the search group.

A similar incident occurred in 2012 when an Asian tourist who went missing in Iceland was found in her own search party after she failed to recognise her own description released by police. MALAY MAIL

When the officials called out Mutlu's name in the forest area, they were shocked to find that the man, under the influence of alcohol, was all that time walking alongside the officials "searching for himself".

A Turkish man accidentally joined his own search party and looked for himself for hours before realizing they were all looking for him. According to VICE, 50-year-old Beyhan Mutlu, who lives in the northwestern Bursa province, had been out drinking with his friends when he wandered off into a nearby forest and didn't return. Unable to contact him for a few hours, Mutlu's wife and friends decided to alert authorities, who set up a search and rescue mission to find him. Efforts to find the 'missing man' intensified in nearby neighborhoods as the news spread and soon a large group of volunteers had joined the mission.

According to Daily Mail, Mutlu came across the group of rescue workers and volunteers while roaming the woods and unaware that they were looking for him, joined the search mission. It was only when the volunteers began shouting his name, that Mutlu became confused and asked whom they were trying to locate. "Who are we looking for? I am here," he is said to have told the group. The man was then taken aside by one of the rescue workers to give a statement in which he was reportedly worried about getting into trouble with his family.

"Don't punish me too harshly, officer. My father will kill me," he told the rescue workers, reported local media. Once they learned the man had joined his own search party, the rescue workers safely escort Mutlu home but it's unclear if he was reprimanded for his actions. It's also unclear how his friends didn't realize that he was right under their noses the whole time. On social media, netizens had a field day cracking jokes about the man who joined his own search party. "Puts a whole new meaning on looking for yourself," tweeted @IcelandicMetis.

"When you farted but have to pretend you didn't by covering your nose, it's the closest I can relate to this... what a laugh..." tweeted @VictorA88042642. "That's what you get for following others to look for yourself, when you've been *there* all along #deepthoughts," joked @HackSoloTravel. Many were also quick to point out that something very similar had occurred in Iceland a few years ago when a tourist joined her bus party in a search for herself. According to Independent, the bizarre mix-up occurred in 2012 in Iceland's southern volcanic region near the island's Eidgja canyon which is a remote but popular walking area for visiting tourists.

The woman in question was believed to have failed to return after getting off the party's bus to freshen up. After waiting for an hour, the tour company driver alerted police, and search teams were dispatched to the area shortly afterward. Soon the search began for a woman described as Asian, around 5ft 2in, in dark clothing, and speaking English well. The woman apparently didn't recognize her own description and unwittingly joined the search party for herself. The 'missing woman' eventually realized she was the source of the search after a night-long operation involving around 50 people and alerted the police. 041b061a72

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