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What’s the worst that could happen?

July 5, 2009

Today’s Dilbert:

Dilbert.com

I’ve always found it very comforting to imagine absolutely the most horrible outcome of any situation or decision — usually, the worse the possible scenario, the lower the probability it will occur. Plus, imagining the worst allows me to put things in perspective.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2009 3:29 am

    Far and away, one of the best ways to feel better is to think how bad it could be, or perhaps even how bad it has been.

  2. rp johnson permalink
    July 6, 2009 10:51 pm

    Sometimes, late at night, I think about two possible scenarios:

    1. Currently, the Earth and all its people, comprise what we ordinarily define as Hell. If that became common knowledge, how would that affect how you or I felt about becoming more religious?

    2. Really the same as number 1, but suppose we discovered that the Earth is indeed, the Heaven as we are lead to understand it. It doesn’t get any better than this. How would that affect how you or I felt about becoming more religious?

    Those late night anchovie pizzas are tough on me sometimes.

  3. Natalie DeBruin permalink*
    July 7, 2009 1:37 pm

    Hmm. Thanks for the feedback. Guess why I couldn’t sleep last night?

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