WATCH: Why do people ignore hurricane warnings?

2018-09-13 19:48

"The one key feature of us as human beings is we tend to be optimists," said Robert Meyer, author of The Ostrich Paradox.

"When we think about uncertain future things, we think about the ways things would go right rather than the ways things would go wrong."

"So naturally when it comes to a hurricane disaster we tend think about the fact that we're probably going to escape, we're going to be alright and somebody's going to get hit but it's probably going to be somebody else."

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