Great explanation on the interplay between terrorism and psychology. Thanks.

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Apr 10, 2023·edited Apr 10, 2023Liked by J.M. Berger

Wow, these are really helpful, powerful insights. Thank you.

The interplay between actual, ideal and ought self conjure for me notions of romantic partners and intimate relationships. And I guess this sort of cult extremist influence works by hijacking/hacking similar dynamics and social pressures. We all want to be loved and to fit in, of course.

Wanted to share a lovely piece of art that speaks to similar ideas - how our ‘stars’ re-arrange as we move through relationships and reconcile idealized versions of each other with reality. The Divine Chord by the Avalanches: https://youtu.be/TvZpn322LxE

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