Like many other people I found the sight of Notre-Dame burning so terrible. Buildings like that will collapse, while cities like London continue to erect monstrosities like the ones dominating its skyline. Who cares? I walked along Waterloo Bridge the day afterwards to spend some time with the Extinction Rebellion protesters, who look as if they care.
‘Justice without strength is powerless.’ Pascal, Pensées
I could draw a relationship between strength and control which might suggest Pascal knew something about the relationship between resentment and addiction. If someone feels that justice is being done, or has been done, addiction becomes less of a problem. No amount of strength will free them from their enslavement, only an ability to let go.