And why are humans so bad at evaluating statistical relative risk..... After recent threads.... I was thinking about what the actual real risks to life are. From memory, (I will look for the actual stats if anyone wants them) the leading causes of death in developed nations in men: Under 30ish suicide: (I believe America is leading this due to the easy access to guns, and limited access to mental healthcare) Over 40ish cardiovascular disease. (again I belive America is leading this due to their diet, lack of exercise, and limited access to healthcare) So instead of worrying about knife wielding home invasians, etc Why not A) lock your doors (less glamorous then having an EDC shotgun on the coffee table I know) B) open up and talk about your feelings occasionally. C) take regular cardiovascular exercise = less heart attacks etc D) watch what you eat, E) to improve longevity lift weights a bit. Not as cool as killing snakes in a thunderstorm, but ya know, far more effective.