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No problem, you’re preaching (only figuratively) to the choir. On the other hand I can’t ignore events that may have significant impact on me even if I can only control my one acre plot. I can’t control ebola but ebola can’t control me :)

BTW your examples are not really black swan events. Black Swan events are things that have not happened before and therefore are unpredictable. He uses the term black swan because no one knew black swans existed. All swans were white. If you had a child and never had sex that would be a black swan event; and it was. Or both you and your mate are of the same race and you had a baby of another race. That would not be predictable to you. (I bet your mate would be mad though).