“Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options. — Simon Sinek
A N A N A L L Y F I X A T E D S O C I A L M O V E M E N T
During the anal stage, Freud believed that the primary focus of the libido was on controlling bladder and bowel movements.
The major conflict at this stage is toilet training–the child has to learn to control his or her bodily needs. Developing this control leads to a sense of accomplishment and independence.
That being said it is almost funny to observe how anal a lot of panic stricken shoppers have become about adequately covering their assets with a more than generous supply of toilet paper at a time when the CORVID 19 virus has the capability to snuff out a goodly number of the world’s population.
There seems to be a lot more media hype about this fact of life than about attempts to contain, isolate and create a vaccination to end its scourge.
Earlier today in Edmonton Alberta it was reported that a senior citizen was knocked down by another customer as she was trying to purchase a multiple pack of toilet paper for herself. Details are sketchy. The action itself totally deplorable.
It should also be noted that a number of marketing chains in this country are warning hoarders that their purchases are final and they will not be able to get reimbursed for the amounts of paper products they so avidly purchased .
Safeway stores in Edmonton are also placing “two per customer” limitations on what one manager described to me as a “highly contested” product.
When will folks get their heads out of their butts and realize that they are not alone and that their anal fears are depriving fellow citizens of the right to secure products for themselves and their family’s use.?
Let’s wipe the slate clean and realize that this hoarding will not be rewarded down the line.