Dr. Sweta Chakraborty Breaks Down Isolation During the Pandemic
Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist. She has often appeared on major international news media outlets, including CNN and MSNBC, to speak on a range of topics.
Dr. Chakraborty is not only US President for We Don't Have Time, the world's largest review platform for climate solutions, she is also a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs and the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive.
Appearing as a guest on "The Shelly Bell Show," Dr. Chakraborty talked in-depth about isolation during the pandemic and being separated from the outside world can feel so destabilizing.
"I would say that there's strength in numbers. We are creatures that haven't evolved that much since our ancestors were looking to survive and there was survival in numbers," Dr. Sweta Chakraborty tells Omi and Takia.
"We needed that secondary person to be able to stay up at night while we were sleeping, to make sure we didn't get eaten by like a tiger. Right? So we are intrinsically wired to want to be part of a team or part of a group. So being by ourselves is not really natural. It's not aligned to our actual biological systems, which is why when we're by ourselves, we're not as productive in that sense."
Dr. Chakraborty adds, "We're probably going to wake up more in the middle of the night, these micro awakenings that happen. Because again, we have that innate wiring to sure that we are safe at night. And even though we're safe now in modern society, we haven't really evolved past the reality of what our ancestors faced millennia ago."
"The Shelly Bell Show" airs Sundays at 12 pm ET on SiriusXM Urban View (Channel 126)