“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Generally speaking, we humans are pretty bad at understanding low probability events. That’s probably why we’re so afraid of them. I’ve been afraid of heights my entire life even though the odds that I’d ever die from falling off of something is incredibly low.
We all have irrational fears that unfairly dictate our lives. You can either look at that as depressing or kind of funny. I choose the latter. That’s why I made this infographic explaining the five most commonly feared ways to die and the actual likelihood that you’d ever experience one of them. Enjoy.
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