I guess one of the more interesting things about humans is the way they weigh risk, and how much the phenomenon of risk-aversion varies from person to person.
I know the chance I'll hit a shipping
container is not as high as the likelihood I'll be hit by lightning
. Yet - I can deal with the lightning
more readily than the shipping
container. I can see the lightning coming, or realize the conditions are such that I should brace for it, when I look into the sky. On the other hand, I have the perception that I won't see that warm-water-berg, hidden by chop and/or fog
Same thing applies to nasty weather
. Since I can dodge it (maybe), I have a feeling of control. That makes the weather
less feared, because I have the perception that I am able to defend myself against it (mainly - by running).
So, I place a disproportionate amount of fear on the lower probability. Maybe I could undergo hypnosis, or CF couch therapy - and then be all better. Who's the resident psycho-analyst?