irrationality http://theresonant.org/ en The Line Between... http://theresonant.org/post/2020-03-09/the-line-between <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Line Between...</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/89" lang="" about="/user/89" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Michael Schutz</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/09/2020 - 23:27</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We're always trying to draw lines between things. Where's the line between prudence and fear? The answer may surprise you. Or it may not.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/40Days___Day11.jpg?itok=OM8OdhBv 325w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/40Days___Day11.jpg?itok=cBZfKXs3 650w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/40Days___Day11.jpg?itok=VV5OcozL 1300w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_2600x2600/public/40Days___Day11.jpg?itok=f1XZPvIp 1920w" sizes="(min-width: 1290px) 1290px, 100vw" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/40Days___Day11.jpg?itok=OM8OdhBv" alt="40 Days of Resonance: Day 11" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Where’s the line between prudence and fear?</p> <p>Given the hysterics that are happening over this past week, I’d say&nbsp;the line is between one and more than one packages of toilet paper.</p> <p>People who are stockpiling 90+ rolls are doing so not because there’s a possibility that if you have coronavirus, you'll have to be quarantined for about 14 days. The math simply doesn't add up. That's more than six rolls a day while quarantined. That's not reasonable.</p> <p>But people don't act rationally. People never have. You and I don't. I'm not sure why we're surprised when people act irrationally because of fear or herd mentality or whatever else preys upon our reason.</p> <p>Sure, we need to be prudent. But we don't need to give in to fear. Sometimes it's really hard to tell where the line is.</p> <p>Wherever that line may be, just leave some toilet paper for the rest of us.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <span class="field__label">Tags</span> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/161" hreflang="en">fear</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/162" hreflang="en">prudence</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/163" hreflang="en">coronavirus</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/164" hreflang="en">reason</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/165" hreflang="en">irrationality</a></li> </ul> </div><div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/29" hreflang="en">Culture</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=109&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="sSjkqxh7GTkyg29tXkaFAnNK7zYThBjULinxph65WyE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 06:27:21 +0000 Michael Schutz 109 at http://theresonant.org