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Discussion: Unfairness of life

in: jennycas; jennycas > 2019-05-09

May 9, 2019 1:17 PM # 
I long ago turned into one of those people!
May 9, 2019 1:26 PM # 
I did too.
May 9, 2019 11:56 PM # 
When I expressed the opinion to the haematologist I work with, that these things are fairly random, he said "No they're not, it's Poisson distribution!" and proceeded to lecture me:
May 10, 2019 12:33 AM # 
jennycass - aahhh Poisson's distribution.. now that takes me back and checking through the wiki reference I got the tingles from Maths lecture days. Particularly took to the example/application to graininess of enlarged pics.
And you would know that seeming randomness never seems random when it applies to "you".
May 10, 2019 12:54 AM # 
I think I need to learn, for my own emotional balance, not to empathise quite so much with other people's situations.
May 10, 2019 1:28 AM # 
Try being the cause of other people's consternation...
May 10, 2019 1:48 AM # 
You mean like how consterned* the dog gets when he thinks I'm going to walk out the door in the morning and go to work without yet having fed him?

*this isn't a proper word, but it should be.
May 10, 2019 3:04 AM # 
More like the kind of consterned* a person gets when after 60 years of marriage, they find out their partner is an "adult worker" and they owe them an extortionate amount of money.

*should totes be a real word.
May 10, 2019 3:06 AM # 
*tries and fails to imagine her spouse as a hired gigolo*
May 10, 2019 4:12 AM # 
TT and jenny - just started raining here and place is really dark. Thanks for the bright light and laughter. And *consterned - absolutely word of the year.
May 10, 2019 1:07 PM # 
I couldn't advise giving up on empathy - there is lots of good literature about and protective factors (to protect from) vicarious trauma. But I'm probably telling you how to suck eggs!
I like 'consterned' too.

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