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Old 02-25-2008, 02:15 AM   #24
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Default Re: Bynum out another 4-6 weeks

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Originally Posted by MJ(Mean John)
Die?
Death?
Idk about that one

*Warning Moderately Off-Topic!

Well its the details of the study that are important here; otherwise you'll over-generalize the results. Basically they asked people to rate their "Greatest Fears," and overall, participants ranked "Public Speaking" as more terrifying/frightening/etc than death, and a bunch of other events/activities that you'd expect to be worse.



Does that mean if you gave an individual person with a forced choice between two options like--

A) DEATH BY EXECUTION or B) SPEAK IN FRONT OF A LARGE CROWD FOR 5 MINUTES

--that they would choose DEATH? Not Likely.

It simply reflects that people fear public speaking more than death (and other things) when you give them a chance to think about how bad it would be. It does not mean they would rather die than give a presentation!
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