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Personal Black Swan Avoidance

Dr. Doug McGuff, emergency room doctor, and co-author of Body by Science.

1. Drive the biggest car you can afford.
2. Never get on a 4-wheel ATV.
3. Roads are for cars. Do not road cycle or jog on public roads/roadsides. People are idiots, especially when texting.
4. Do not pilot a plane or helicopter unless you are a full-time professional pilot.
5. “Heel dust” – If you are walking down a sidewalk and are approaching a group of loud and apparently intoxicated males, cross to the other side of the street immediately. If confronted, run.
6. If your gas grill won’t start, walk away. Get a charcoal grill.
7. Feet first – Never dive head first into a pool or body of water until you have checked it out.
8. Never get on a ladder to clean your gutters, or on your roof to hang Christmas lights. If you can hire someone for less than you make per hour, do it.
9. If you are retirement age and plan on moving to a new home, don’t build it from scratch, buy it.
10. “Hell no” – If anyone tries to force you into your car at gun point, don’t cooperate. Just say “Hell no”, shoot me right here in this parking lot.
11. Bad Relationships – If you are in any personal or professional relationship that exhausts you or otherwise makes you emotionally upset or causes you recurrent distress, end the relationship immediately.
12. Don’t play the lottery. Unearned wealth will destroy you.
13. Be kind in every realm. Do not initiate force against anyone. Kindness matters.

W.O.W. 8/16/09 and my “Dirty Dozen for Black Swan Avoidance”


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