There’s a hint of a possibility – not a definite – just a hint that there could be petrol shortages and people flock to the pumps to top up a three quarter full tank. The media arrive and report the events, leading to mass gatherings at what was a healthy full petrol station, only for it to clear its stock ahead of a refill leading to “No Fuel” signs being erected. This leads to queues at other stations...blah blah blah...
A misreported wrong dated statement suggested a certain banks share index had dropped nore that usual – buyers dumped their stock and the value of the company fell of the scale immediately. Nothing had actually happened – this was a none event yet the bank could have been lost forever if the error hadn’t been picked up.
We all complain about the state of the economy with credit crunches and price costs but this is now our way of life – I am convinced this is going to happen again and again and......
we always seek to find someone or something else to blame when things go wrong, rather than accept the fact that it may very well be our own fault.
We repeatedly fail to understand that it's quite impossible for life to be a rich and satisfying experience for everyone, all the time, so we are repeatedly disappointed. It's been happening since time immemorial, and yes, it will happen over and over again. It seems we're not capable of learning in that respect, we always expect hope to triumph over experience.
spikeychris I think it is, humans tend to panic when there is a rumour or hint of problems, whether justified or not. And I also agree with FE it is far more satisfying to blame someoneelse than ourselves.
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