Lemon #34. The of averages
While reading «How to stop worrying and start living», this is what we learned:
When hard times came, I worried for fear we wouldn’t have enough to eat. I worried for fear I worried for fear no girl would ever be willing to marry me. I worried for fear I would be killed by lightning when thunderstorms came….
As the years went by, I gradually discovered that ninety-nine per cent of the things I worried about never happened. That’s the law of averages.
Relax. Let’s think this out… What are you really worrying about? Let’s examine the law of averages and see whether or not it is likely to happen.
Let’s examine the record. Let’s ask ourselves: What are the chances, according to the law of averages, that this event I am worrying about will ever occur?
Dale Carnegie @ How to stop worrying and start living.