When the Titanic went down, everyone said it was 'unsinkable'. So fewer lifeboats were carried, the captian delayed abandoning ship, and no one took it seriously till really started sinking!
I do read stats, but I don't rely on them totaly. Stuff happens and you or I might be the exception.
If I belive in averages then everyone ought to be 5 ft 9, right? That is the average.
So remember, "Keep in mind that when you hear it always happens to other people, well you ARE OTHER PEOPLE to everyone else!"
"The government has confiscated all of our rights and is selling them back to us in the form of permits."