Our line in the supermarket is always the one that moves the slowest. Except for the 4 out of 5 times when it doesn’t.
Our seat in the airplane always has the misfortune of having a wailing baby in the vicinity. Except the 9 out of 10 times when it doesn’t.
Pigeons seated overhead are always conspiring to excrete right on top us of. Except for the 9,999 of the 10,000 times when they don’t.
Why do our minds think that terrible things always seem to happen to us even when they are statistical rarities?
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Positive-Negative Asymmetry and Recall Bias.
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