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Posted by Rich on January 18, 2001 21:47:52 UTC

You see, when something outstanding happens at an outstanding time it sticks out more. Such as flipping a coin randomly 10 times. The possibility of it being heads all ten times is the exact same as the possibility of it coming up H T H T T H T H H H. When you flip a coin ten times, there are plenty of different combos that can be arrived at, but the chances of each occuring is the same. But its the allusion that something larger has occured. If you were to get heads all 10 times, you think that the chances of that occuring is much smaller than any other combo, but that's not true. Granted only two combos out of the mix can be exact, all tails or heads, but individually, each combo is worth the same. So are the events in life. You just happened to notice it.
One great parallel I came up with is how you can be talking to somebody about something and then the next day, you'll notice that something and think how bizarre that is. People take the exception and apply it as the rule, rather than just accepting it as the exception. There are thousands of things you could talk a day previous of and then take note of it the next day, but because it wasn't discussed the previous day, when you see it the following day, you DON't take notice to it.

You see, its just that you were paying attention to the event and that struck to you odd. The fact that you've been able to pay for emergencies every other time escapes you, its just the one moment in the million that captures your attention.

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