How does a collective threat bring us closer together?

Collective threat examples are WWII, terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and the most recent, COVID-19.

When lives and livelihoods are threatened, human populations pull together. In one sense COVID-19 levels the playing field because everyone is experiencing some level of inconvenience, anxiety, and no one knows how it will all turn out. That’s not to say everyone experiences this crisis through the same lens however since some thrive and still others stand in line for food. But we all share a sense of the unknown.

A collective threat means that we have to pull together to figure out how to resolve … Read more...