Perception is a strange and wonderful thing. Many people live with the perception that “it will never happen to me.” Objectively this sounds foolish, if each of us included everything that could, indeed, happen to us, we would be paralyzed with fear and spend our lives quivering under our beds in a fetal position.
However, since we are not data driven, realistic, computational intellects, we take totally unnecessary chances that make no sense and what do we have to show for it?
- The ability to fly
- Transplanting organs from a dead person to a living person
- Automobiles, with gas stations full of highly flammable/explosive fuel located throughout the world
- And a very humongous, etc.
On the other hand, a logical, realist would be naked and cold, banging stones together outside his cave because fire is just too dangerous.