Viktor Frankl: there must be a spark

In this short clip from 1972, Viktor Frankl explains why we must have a spark for meaning.

“If you don’t recognize a young man’s will to meaning, a man’s search for meaning; you make him worse, you make him dull, you make him frustrated. You still add and contribute to his frustration…there must be a spark of search for meaning. Let’s recognize this…you will make him become what in principle he is capable of becoming.”