Great Article on the “Herd” mentality as it relates to the stock market here.
Brain and behavior studies clearly show that when information is scarce and threats seem imminent, people often stop listening to their own logic and look to see what others are doing.
This is exactly what we have to fear when the grid goes down. This is the sort of MASS PANIC that will be present when people have no TV, phone, internet or other way of communicating due to a massive event. I love the line … “people often stop listening to their own logic and look to see what others are doing”. This explains riots, looting and general chaos.
Be leery of the herd! They will take to the streets and roads when times get ugly. They are going to raid supermarkets, sporting goods stores, pharmacies and anywhere else the herd decides to go. DO NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN THIS. Normal people who would never take part in this type of behavior will be out in the herd. Maybe your neighbors or friends. This is why I preach that you should stay locked down during the initial hours or days of an event. You are prepared (presumably) so stay home, lock the doors load a few magazines and SIT TIGHT. Don’t feel the need to go out and try to stock up on last minute items. You are going to expose yourself and risk your family’s safety if you don’t return.
THE HERD IS OUT THERE!