How much toilet paper do you need to satisfy your fears?

At Costco, I overheard a couple discussing if they needed more diapers. To which one replied, “I think they will have more in stock later. I have nine boxes anyway.”

What a shame.

Look, since no one was around for the 1918 Spanish Flu, we haven’t seen or been through an actual epidemic where it requires us to change our behaviors. So, we let fear in the driving seat. Why? Because we don’t have the experience to draw on.

Who knows what happens next? But I do know what’s changed in the last ten years is that we have social media to actively feed our fears. Because a rational person knows you don’t need 200 rolls of toilet paper to survive the next month.

The internet, used correctly, is also one of the most powerful tools we have available too. Choose wisely.