humans dont have souls you fuck head.
your parents entire generation, including the soldier in the OP, boomers, the "greatest" generations. they all did fucking drugs, got to live through the 70s/80s, partied, did hard drugs, had real life experiences with other humans, made connections. the biggest capitalist leaders, inventors, thinkers. ones who this entire forum is created for the sole purpose of sharing and proliferating, most all did their fucking shit on drugs. opened new creative pathways in the brain. for nearly the entirety of our races exisitence, we've dabbled with the mind altering to push us. The ability to stare into the void, to challenge ones own mind. Self-introspection, challenging perception beyond what we knew before. It's what seperates us from beasts.
Drugs open your pathways to that. they're social incubators and lubricators. Yes they're scary and dangerous and can fuck you up, but what in life that's worth fighting for isn't also those things?
the one who is hollow is someone so afraid to experience the unexperienced that they don't take risks, don't diverge from the easy path.
ffs this forum.