Cooperate or suffer the consequences

One of the reasons why humans are such unique creatures is because of our ability to cooperate. But often that cooperation cannot sustain long enough to confront a crisis of large scale.

When we throw our hands in the air and give up, that mistake in judgment drives a feedback loop that makes a crisis louder.

Clarity loses itself in the noise. Taking a step back may be the prudent move before advancing forward. But often players will begin to find a way forward on their own. What probably should happen instead is to do the hard thing and reach across the aisle.