31. Cognitive biases based on the idea: “It is too bad to be true” or “It couldn't happen to me”
It is easy to imagine someone else's car wrecked, but much more difficult to imagine the future fragments of your own car. It is easy to imagine someone else getting shot and killed, but harder to imagine yourself being shot and bleeding out. Bad thoughts aren't fun to think about. Even discussing them is associated with low social status. Instead of dealing with challenges to our existence, it is much easier to just ignore them and pretend they will never happen.