The Vast Unimportance of Most Things

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We often think dramatically about the risks in situations. Messing that one thing up will cost your job, or someone will hate you if you miss something. While I can’t lie to you and draw this graph with actual risk being nearly zero, the actual risk tends to be noticeably less than perceived risk. As someone much smarter than me has said (paraphrase), “You cannot overestimate the vast unimportance of most things.”

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