The Cost of Fearing Strangers

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    Evidence of irrationality.

    The Cost of Fearing Strangers - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

    If people were completely rational, they would fear people they know or their neighbors since they are more likely to harm us than strangers. We would also be less fearful of spectacular events - i.e. being killed by terrorism - when we should be more scared of that rack of ribs we're eating tonight.
     
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    After 911 my sons friend seemed kind of distressed about the possibility of terror. He was 12 and I told him that if we had a 911 attack every year from now on he would still be a thousand times over more at peril driving a car. It really seemed to help him cope with the world and reality he was facing. He Flew to Africa this summer to build a well for African orphans.

    No fear in his heart and able to do the world good.
     

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