Rethink Optimism Bias and Bystander Apathy in the Face of the New DeNaturalized Task Force

Most of us have heard of something horrific happened to someone in the news and thought, “Oh, that happened to other people but it won’t happen to me”, or seeing an accident on the freeway and thought, “I don’t need to call 911 because, surely, someone else had already done it? The first phenomenon is called “optimism bias” thinking that something bad won’t happen to us, and the second is called “The bystander effect, or bystander apathy” thinking that in someone else in the area with other bystander of an incident have already acted on the victim’s behalf. In my humble opinion, these are the phenomena that we have been experiencing leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election when many voters gave up their voting privileges…