8. Underestimating global risks because of emotional reluctance to consider your personal demise

          People are not keen on considering global threats because they have become accustomed to the inevitability of their personal death and have developed psychological protective mechanisms against these thoughts. Yet, amelioration of global risks demands that people of all kinds—scientists, politicians, businessmen—put aside these thoughts and devote collective effort towards considering these risks anyway, even if they are threatening on a personal and visceral level.