We aren’t selfish after all – Nautilus

We were told that the toilet paper shortage was selfish panic buying – but it turned out that it was mostly just people buying more because being at home meant they needed more… not selfishness, not silliness, just the effect of toilet paper needs moving from some home and some business to mostly home…

This interesting (and short) article from Nautilus suggests we are collectively resilient, and that the pandemic has brought out a fundamental human quality – our willingness to work together and support each other.

Have a read:


Nautilus is an online science magazine, full of interesting ideas and information from scientists. It’s a subscription magazine, but you can read a couple of articles (of your choice) for free each month. You might like to subscribe, and I can recommend their email newsletter, which picks out some of the most fascinating articles.