Learning from Small Samples

The most negative emotional experiences of our lives are the ones we process the longest.

That processing typically ends when we extract our lesson – even though the lesson is often wrong.

We remember events the most when they have a lot of emotion attached to them.

As a result one very bad experience – a trivial sample size – can lead to a lifetime of restriction and changes.

If you burn your hand on a stove once you will never touch a hot stove again.

But what other times have you been burned once and misinterpreted what that told you about the future?