I’m just finishing up the job search for today. Since I found out I was losing my job, I have kept a notebook for the job search. In there, I log every job I apply for. I was just scanning my list and I could see that this month, April, has provided more openings than ever for 2010. The breakdown for this year so far is:
January — 5
February — 4
March — 9
April — 16
I just went on Wikipedia.com and looked up “Law of Averages”. It explains that the “Law of Averages” is a lay term used to express a belief that outcomes of a random event shall “even out” within a small sample. It usually reflects bad statistics or wishful thinking rather than any mathematical principle. The Law of Averages typically assumes that unnatural short-term “balance” must occur.
Some of the examples include:
. Belief that an event is “due” to happen
. Belief that a rare occurrence will happen given enough time
I am nothing, if not a law-abiding citizen.