The Frictionless Souls Addicted to the Cause


Putin's invasion of Ukraine was perfectly timed to fill the emptiness left by the collapse of COVID restrictions. And what the reaction says about us matters more than what it says about Ukraine. The desperate hunger for new causes is a spiritual vacuum. The Ukranians and the Russians believe in what they're fighting for. We believe in the need to believe in something.

People without a purpose to their passions rush from one cause to another in search of a momentary sense of meaning. Conspiracy theories make the world meaningful and nurture their sense of outrage because it distracts them from the aching emptiness within.

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