The question of how to combat normalcy bias came up in a thread on the Survival Punks Group. Out of all the questions asked I wanted to tackle this one first.
Normalcy bias is defined by Wikipedia as:
“The normalcy bias, or normality bias, is a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster and its possible effects, because it causes people to have a *bias* to believe that things will always function the way things *normally* function.”
Basically, it’s putting your head in the sand.
It can happen to yourself and those around you.
In today’s episode, I talk about how to combat it both in yourself and those around you.
Sp 5 year anniversary
What is Normalcy Bias
How To Combat Normalcy Bias
How Do you live with others
Consequences of not following the bias, pros, and cons
Focus on The solution, not the problem.
People get adamant about what “I can’t do”, yet they are miserable in their own decisions. And the great praise we receive when we conform, buy a bigger house, buy a new car, enroll your jackass kids in every activity possible so you can appease your own “need” to work long hours and through them in daycare all day. That’s part of the reason I dig your vibe, the PUNK aspect, fuck the people who want to tell you what you need to be doing, or how you can’t do something.