This demand for any solution “right now,” regardless of workability, comes about from what L. Ron Hubbard identified as ‘Answer Hunger’:
“An unfinished cycle of communication generates what might be called ‘answer hunger.’ When an individual has, for a very long period of time, consistently waited for answers which did not arrive–any sort of answer, from anywhere, will be pulled in to him, by him, as an effort to remedy his scarcity for answers.”1
In fact, Mr. Hubbard isolated this ‘answer hunger’ phenomenon as the cause of rumor, in The Law of the Omitted Data:
“WHERE THERE IS NO DATA AVAILABLE, PEOPLE WILL INVENT IT.“2
–Arte Maren, International Speaker, Writer and Business Consultant
1 HUBBARD, “Communication”, chapter of Dianetics 55, page 107.
2 HUBBARD, “How to Handle Black Propaganda”, Policy Letter of 21 November 1972, Public Relations Series 18, Organization Executive Course.