Once in a Lifetime Events
“Falling in a shower will never happen to me. It only happens to other people. The chance that it happens to me must be one in ten thousand.”
One in Ten Thousand Event
A fall in the Shower. If you shower every day, then in twenty-seven-some years, you’ll step into the shower ten thousand times. We perform innumerable, such repeated actions over the decades.
One in a Million Event
A once in a million event comes every two and one-half or three millennia. Very unlikely in your lifetime
Consider a neighborhood of one thousand people, then in twenty-seven-some years, one propitious resident will win the lottery or get struck by a falling meteor. That last must be rarer than one in million, considering the billions living and nary a news story about an asteroid ending a life.
Embrace the Odds
You can expect two to three One-in-Ten-Thousand events to occur for you during your lifetime.