In Part 1 of this blog I explained my model of the reptile brain, and why our veneer of civilisation is only wafer thin. Put people under enough pressure and they turn into lizards. In the unlikely event you have any doubts about this please visit your local supermarket. You will find that some people are behaving completely out of character, and it will only get worse.
Fortunately in the same supermarket you will see other people who are behaving with huge kindness to complete strangers. The one constant is the high level of fear amongst just about everybody. I concluded Part 1 by reaching the uncomfortable conclusion that hope is far too fragile in most people to be an effective antidote to fear. If hope is not the answer then what is?