The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational
I disagree entirely with the example stated in Neglecting Probablity. It's not that I *know* that airplane travel is inherently safer. It's that, regardless of where I am sitting in a car - I am more in control of the situation. When I am sitting in row 32, seat E of an airline at 27,000 feet, I can't just yell out to slow down.. Flagged I can totally relate to this, by the way, as I've learned to overcome a fear of flying that was triggered by this exact feeling of loss of control. How did you manage to overcome your fear, if you don't mind me asking? I wouldn't say I'm completely over it, but I do a rather bizarre exercise both prior and during a trip — and that's to imagine all the worst case scenarios unfolding. Thanks for sharing.
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