We change in disasters. A different kind of community forms. I found a podcast that leans into this and helps explain how we change, become caring and help each other as almost a reflex action.
In this episode of Krista Tippett’s On Being, Rebecca Solnit talks about the way our communal behaviours change in a crisis. She references disasters like Hurricane Katrina, talking about community, mass media crisis journalism, and the loss felt when things go back to normal.
This is an essetential listen if you want a sense of what we as a community are in, and how we can help to make a more permanent resilient community.