The youth are always high on confidence, like the motorist who has just learned to drive and starts speed racing the car only to increase the chance of an accident, be vary of ‘The curse of Overconfidence.’
I remember an old saying from my college days, “Confidence is I can kiss my girlfriend, but believing that only I can kiss my girlfriend is overconfidence”.
They say, “Confidence is good but overconfidence always sinks the ship” and the first thought that comes into our mind is the sinking of the Titanic.
Titanic was called the “unsinkable” ship. An unknown Titanic crew member is reported to have once said to the embarking passenger, Mrs. Sylvia Caldwell, “God himself could not sink this ship!”.
That was overconfidence and we all know what happened to the Titanic on its maiden voyage.
The overconfidence effect is a well-established bias in which a person’s subjective confidence in his or her
judgments is reliably greater than the objective accuracy of those judgments.
This curse also leads us to believe that something bad cannot happen to me thereby exposing our vulnerabilities, like what is happening in Covid.
Be vary of overconfidence and stay blessed forever.
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