“Amazing?” “Remarkable?” Actually, Not Likely

67% of everything is mediocre (+/- one standard deviation from the mean) and 84% of everything is mediocre or worse.

Seems like 84% of the comments I see on social media start with “amazing” or “remarkable” or similar.

Heuristic: When you see “amazing,” assume the opposite and act accordingly.

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