I just witnessed one of the greatest natural disasters in U.S. history, Hurricane Sandy. Yes, I lost power, gas, food and water, but I gained a perspective on human nature — both good and bad.
- We are animals, after all, and will protect our lives and our offspring at all costs.
- Looters come from all walks of life.
- We blame our elected officials far too much.
- We hoard resources when they are scarce.
- Priorities can get mixed up in a time of crisis.
- Panic can set off some unlikely behaviors.
- Petty differences are just that — petty.
- Not listening to warning signs is a perilous endeavor.
- Playing politics in a time of crisis is bad for your political health.
- Our neighbors will come to our side in a time of need.
- People will put themselves in harm’s way to save another.
- People have a real sense of duty.
- Kindness can show itself in many ways.
- Small gestures can make a big impact.
- There is no such thing as being too prepared.
- The human sense of survival is something to behold.
- Patience is truly a virtue.
- I am my brother’s keeper.
- Good decisions are made from prepared minds.
- We need each other to survive and prosper.
- Groups (teams in particular) always outperform individuals.