A streaming life never runs dry.

Elisabeth Lukas

Frankl's logotherapy and existential analysis can effectively cope with loss of meaning.

Due to the loss of traditional structures, young people can hardly integrate into communities supporting these structures and often feel misunderstood or even humiliated in critical situations of exclusion or on minor occasions. For teenagers, these critical situations are triggered every time when they are misunderstood, rejected as a person, treated disrespectfully, excluded or not appreciated. Lacking an understanding and supportive person to vent their soul to, certain overwhelmed youngsters, mostly men, search for the ways to win back their cherished self-esteem – initially through minor aggressive behavior and wilful acts. Girls are also increasingly involved in violence scenarios directly or indirectly. But violence remains a predominantly male strategy to overcome social exclusion and subsequent feelings of humiliation. Other alleged escapes from social hopelessness and bad feelings are depression (with presuicidal constriction) and consumption of legal substances (alcohol, medicines, fungi, designer drugs that are not yet officially prohibited) and illegal substances (drugs, prohibited designer drugs). It is impossible to enumerate here all the alleged escapes from personal isolation and sustained humiliating situations.

Ways to solve the problem through perception of meaning and values realization:
Meaning-oriented actions and measurable outputs for violence prevention

In view of the absence of satisfactory, sustainable and measurable results of upbringing in families, schools, youth centers and other attempts to prevent violence, a meaning- and value-oriented upbringing can make a substantial contribution into violence reduction.

Frankl's logotherapy sees a potential offender – in spite of all the aggressive impulses and unconscious or conscious violence strategies – as a spiritual person capable of taking a stance towards one's own aggression, forcible impulses and all the circumstances, including harsh environment, and to dissociate himself from them to avert a disaster.
Due to the fact that a person can experience himself first of all in his freedom from his instinctive drives, the unique spiritual person is presumed to be endowed and actually evoked with “will to meaning”. Sometimes the person should be provoked by values, involved in a Socratic dialogue and eventually roused to action. One should not avoid a meaning-oriented confrontation. In the course of it the will can be distracted from will to power and meaningless lust increasing destructive actions and attracted and transformed to a personally experienced meaning.
Thus, the will to meaning becomes active indeed, also in violence prevention.

In view of shocking facts of sheer brutal violence exerted by modern weapons and capable of paralyzing  individuals, groups or even entire nations, it is urgent to find practical, specific and measurable remedies against aggression and violence. Contemporary upbringing and education aiming at “beauty, truth and goodness” with their humanistic ideals, nevertheless, focused solely on economic efficiency fails to cultivate peaceful disposition in young people. Upbringing aimed at conformance to the set norms of society is no longer a sufficient educational goal to exclude violence. Frankl's logotherapy has originally emerged by reason of educational disaster in national socialism leading to preparation and realization of dreadful acts of force.
The first and most important aim of education at that period was to subdue people to the norms of that society. It provided submissive and obedient citizens ready to follow the diktat of their time. At that time there was Fuehrer with his promises of salvation – today there are never-ending promises of salvation of the insatiable affluent society. Both promises lead to inner emptiness and an abysmal feeling of meaninglessness.