Yes! I am also fascinated by the Florida Effect. Over the past few years there has been a little controversy over the findings of this experiment. Psychologists began to question its reliability, mostly because of the difficulty to replicate it. Nevertheless, on a more recent study it has been found out that primes are very powerful when influencing gambling decisions, for example. I, personally believe, that our environment influence us in ways that we aren't fully aware of.
Admittedly, some of us are more gullible than others. But, we all become a little more fragile and susceptible in times of emotional distress :)
I like the way you mapped your way out of the Dark Forest Asher. Our perspective of the world makes a huge impact on how we experience it. I am looking forward to your results of the experiment.
Take Care 😊