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Derrick Jensen
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My Father

Jensen's father was a socially respected, wealthy, and deeply religious lawyer. However, behind closed doors, he beat and raped both his children and his wife. Jensen's father only raped him and didn't beat him as he did Jensen's brother and sister. When Jensen's parents divorced, his father used his influence and power to take everything possible away from Jensen's mother. Jensen learned that although he left home his father still kept tabs on him through his teachers and later friends. One of the last times that Jensen sees his father is at a track meet that Jensen specifically asked him not to attend. Jensen had the feeling his father only attended the meet because Jensen had asked him not to. Jensen's father later calls Jensen when Jensen is in the hospital with Chron's disease. Jensen hangs up on his father.

Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl was a former...

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