Why in times of need, like a forest fire do people come together and help one another showing the best part of humanity. #TAV (takes a village) but when the chaos settles we go away from that side of humanity and leave the lessons learned abandoned?

Why in times of need, like a forest fire do people come together and help one another showing the best part of humanity. #TAV (takes a village) but when the chaos settles we go away from that side of humanity and leave the lessons learned abandoned?

[ 29/August/21 ]

Because biology worked out long ago that cooperative action against an immediate common threat is always more effective than individual action; so it is built deep into all layers of our subconscious systems.

Detecting and removing cheats on the cooperative in peacetime is much more difficult, and makes cooperation much harder to sustain long term. It is still the most effective long term strategy, provided that the cheat detection and removal systems are operating effectively – which requires ongoing work – eternally.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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