Just processing some bile today, don’t hold it against me.
Nietzsche said “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” I think it’s become split into two things as part of libido decoupling. This is a retread of the old yarn that conservatives don’t have any prescriptions for how society ought to be, just complaints about new things they don’t like but will get used to:
Rightism = He who has a “why not” can bear almost any what.
Leftism = He who has a “why” can bear almost any how.
So rightism is really just a strategy for coping with oppression until you die or it goes away. Leftists have a positivist philosophy and apparently no brakes on their pragmatism, but they’re notoriously incapable of bearing even the slightest setbacks. Normally you’re supposed to have a bit of both, like r and k selection, risk-taking and risk-aversion, men and women, or smarty-pantses and dumb-dumbs. So we live in this weird bimodal world now where half the population is jumping headfirst off of bridges and the other half is afraid to go outside.