Statistics can be very illuminating in aggregate, but individuals are not aggregates.
Statistics tell a story about what happened in the past for a certain group of people. But, whether it is average college graduate salaries or income levels for types of professions, people mistake past statistics for guarantees about the future.
They forget that statistics don’t predict the future for individuals.
If you only act when the statistics are in your favor, you will find yourself giving up on your goals and aspirations in favor of a safe route that is likely a lot riskier than you imagine.
In this episode:
- Statistics don’t do the work for you
- Your biggest success will come when you defy statistical predictions
- You are special enough to not go to college
- Why shooting “low-percentage” shots can make sense
- Individuals are not aggregates
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