Well thank you for your kind words.
Here's a question for you, but others can answer if they so desire:
Do you believe that once people panic incessantly, they no longer have much control over themselves? I heard this excuse when asking someone why a man ran straight in front of a car after realizing that he was being chased by others (no, he was not suicidal). When the stage of adrenaline release hits, apparently it takes over what common sense one would otherwise have.
I agree with you on the whole 'don't panic' issue. It is unnecessary, generally causes paroxysm (ooooh, fun word), and clouds judgement. Is there a reason humans seem to panic when disaster 'strikes'? Any words of wisdom on this would be most appreciated.