Getting Odds Wrong.edited - 10 Ways We Get the Odds Wrong By Maia Szalavitz Nowadays it is hard to have an understanding of what worries us Maia

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10 Ways We Get the Odds Wrong.” By Maia Szalavitz Nowadays, it is hard to have an understanding of what worries us. Maia Szalavitz, the author of the article “10 Ways We Get the Odds Wrong”, discusses the uncertainties and risks in which people often make wrong decisions. It's likely that we are not going to gain so much from the brain. Man's mind is used to responding to risk, though it's not so skilled at filtering which current hazards to worry about. Emotions have grown to assist the brains in making faulty risk assessments. Traditional things such as snakes trigger more instinctive response than more significant risks such as fast driving. Maia writes "Our emotions push us to make snap judgments that once were sensible — but may not be any more” (Maia, 250). Our memory is strengthened by fear. Therefore, catastrophes like terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and plane crash fully capture an individual's attention that commonly leads to overestimation of the odds of these incidences. The fear of

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