"It Wasn't That Bad." The Infuriating Paradox of Preparedness

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"It Wasn't That Bad." The Infuriating Paradox of Preparedness
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We all know how it feels when we prepare and plan for a disaster (including ongoing ones like pandemics and climate collapse). Our preparation pays off, but then almost nobody cares. If anything, they complain about taking a threat too seriously. They say you overreacted. It's like they wanted more carnage. This behavior seems to get reinforced all the way up the chain. I spent years looking for a term to describe this behavior. Yesterday, I found it.

It's called the paradox of preparedness:

“It Wasn’t That Bad.” The Infuriating Paradox of Preparedness
The weird logic of self-defeating prophecies.

One quick thing:

Some people have asked about gift subscriptions, and others have expressed a little frustration with the support system since it relies on workarounds like Ko-fi. I'm thinking about trying an extension called Outpost to streamline things that integrates with this platform.

Let me know if you think it's worth it.

More satire on the way soon.

Enjoy,

Jessica

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