TRAP – Normalcy Bias can kill you quicker than Competency Bias.

A.H. Trimble - Emergency preparedness information for disasters and grid-down

IMG_4562In an earlier “TRAP” I wrote about Competency Bias (TRAP – Competency Bias can kill you), now I will warn you against Normalcy Bias.

Normalcy BIas is the refusal of your brain to accept that something has happened, will happen, or to what extent something has happened.

Example #1: You read about the hurricane coming but you don’t do anything about it because it has never happened to you and your hometown before. Then BAM! It hits and water is up to your roof line and you are wondering if you are going to make it out alive.SWATteam

Example #2: You hear that the President may outlaw guns. You say to yourself, “Naw! Congress will never let that happen.” Boom! He does it by Executive Order and Congress doesn’t challenge him on it.  Next thing you know folks in tactical outfits are showing up to confiscate your…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.