"As we wrote in Freakonomics, most people are pretty terrible at risk assessment. They tend to overstate the risk of dramatic and unlikely events at the expense of more common and boring (if equally devastating) events."
"Remember, if it's in the news don't worry about it. The very definition of news is 'something that almost never happens.' When something is so common that it's no longer news—car crashes, domestic violence—that's when you should worry about it."