. . . Monday November 1, 2004

The Other Half

Jason Kottke pulled this quote out of Malcolm Gladwell’s latest New Yorker piece:

“The vast majority of people get over traumatic events, and get over them remarkably well. Only a small subset – five to fifteen per cent – struggle in a way that says they need help.”

Whatever happens tomorrow, about half of all Americans will likely find themselves in the position of being exceptions to that rule.

Maybe it all comes down to which group will see the biggest surge of new business:

The priests or the shrinks.


There is some good news for bloggers. I hear that the Betty Ford Clinic is opening up a new practice to serve those who are severely addicted to their own opinions related to this election. The unit is already oversubscribed, so significant traffic numbers will be a prerequisite.

Concentration is important!