Growing up and watching disaster movies, I could never believe how aggressively, relentlessly dumb the characters were in the face of deadly danger.
Then COVID happened, and I realized how realistic those movies were.
— Noah Smith 🐇 (@Noahpinion) April 4, 2021
I was not surprised. People do mad stupid stuff all the time in real life. I’ve seen it in the army, where I grew up, everywhere. Seeing it at a societal scale is disconcerting but was not unexpected for me.