A magnet for mishaps

Everybody complains about weather forecasts. Yet, a five-day forecast is, on average, 90% accurate. The problem is that we only take note of the wrong forecasts.

Everybody feels that their checkout queue at the supermarket always moves slower. Yet, they can’t all be right. The problem is that we take note of only the slow moving supermarket queues.

A huge percentage of the population is afraid of flying. Yet, flying is the safest mode of transport we have yet invented. The problem is that we take note of only dramatic air-crashes.

The mind is a magnet for mishaps. The world is a kinder, safer and better than our minds make it seem.

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