Normalcy bias

Underestimating the possibility of disasters occurring.  Thus, they don’t have an urgency to prepare for the worst. 

When disaster strikes, some people lose their heads, some people become cool and effective, but by far most people act as if they've suddenly forgotten the disaster. They behave in surprisingly mundane ways, right up until it's too late. 

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The frozen calm of normalcy bias

The frozen calm of normalcy bias