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Dealing with the normalcy bias

Dealing with the normalcy bias

If people don't know how to deal with a situation, they can't begin to deal with it, so they don't deal with it.

This is why we're given countless safety lectures. Look at the exits and plan your exit route. In the event of an earthquake, a fire, a flood, do this. Drills and practices, even if only done in a person's imagination, at least give them the basic tools that they need when dealing with an emergency.

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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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Other Survival Tips From The Rock's San Andreas
  1. Before leaping to any safety lines, look around to ensure the place you are fleeing is indeed falling apart. It definitely is, but that extra certainty will boost your adrenaline.
  2. Hide under a table. Wood can handle everything.
  3. Crash land any flying vehicles into densely populated areas and use the vehicle of those you kill to continue fleeing the disaster site.
  4. If the city is crumbling, head to the nearest under-construction high rise as God only destroys completed structures.
  5. Trapped in a flooding building with unbreakable glass? Drive your boat through the window. Don't wait for people to clear the area. There's no time.
  6. If The Rock offers to rescue you, accept it. He's a harbinger of chaos, so there are only a few minutes before the ground you sit on will become a gaping sinkhole.
  7. Don't live in California. That state asks for it.

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  1. Reciprocation: People will be nice if you are.
  2. Consistency: It’s easier to get people to comply with requests they see as consistent with what they’ve already said.
  3. Social proof: People will more likely say yes when they see other people doing it too.
  4. Liking: You comply with requests from people you like more than from people you don’t like. 
  5. Authority: Our tendency is to be persuaded by authority figures.
  6. Scarcity: If you offer people something rare or scarce, they are more likely to want it.

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Basic categories of nap
  • The Preparatory Nap: This is the planned nap. The responsible nap.
  • The Habitual Nap: You make time for it regularly. It's a habit and it's scheduled.
  • The Emergency Nap: taken out of bleary-eyed, foggy-headed necessity. They are a symptom of poor sleep hygiene, and they can strike at any time.

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