The psychology of magic: Where do we look for meaning in life?

The psychology of magic: Where do we look for meaning in life?

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  • By embracing a rational approach to life, society at large has stripped away meaning from psychologically important elements of life, including death.
  • A lack of meaning leads to discomfort, which results in a desperate search for narrative in things that feel transcendent and bigger than ourselves.
  • For some, the wonder of magic fills that void and provides the meaning and structure that has been lost.

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via Big Think https://bigthink.com/

January 15, 2020 at 06:10AM

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