NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The usual thinking is that human genes must have been loaded with an aversion to crisis. But what's often not discussed is that we actually get excited about crisis. We didn't get to where we are today by sitting on the couch and gulping beer; we survived countless crises big and small, collectively and individually, over the evolutionary scale and in everyday life. Look at the media coverage of hurricane Sandy. You could see the sparkles in the eyes of politicians and newscasters when they talked gravely about it, nonstop. People are excited about this. Despite the tragic loss of life and property that will happen in some areas, let's face it: Deep in our hearts, we don't believe whatever damage we incur will really matter.