But it’ll still seem like a coincidence when you do.
When something surprising happens, we don’t think about all the times it could have happened, but didn’t.
And it’s a very strong one, it’s not just like you were both at the theme park. And you remember it after all this time.”And the craziest thing is not that I found someone’s money and then that I was in a room with him a year later, but that I found out about it at all. Or “you might not have heard him if you’d been somewhere slightly away,” Spiegelhalter says. You would have been six feet away from someone who lost their money.
The coincidence in a sense would have physically occurred.
It was only because you were listening that you noticed it.
My friends and I were standing in line for this rollercoaster, winding up the dimly lit cement steps, when we turned a corner and came across a huge pile of money.
We picked it up and counted it; it was a very specific amount of money.
Some might say it’s just because people don’t understand probability.