Imagine that your favorite TV show was canceled 5 years ago. Now, it’s been announced that they’re going to do another season and a movie. Let’s pretend there’s a 50/50 chance that a) they’ll be better than the original or b) so bad they’ll ruin the show for you forever. Really, you won’t be able to enjoy the show any longer. Let’s also pretend you have the power to kill the new season and movie. Would you do it? What if the odds were 75/25? 25/75?
My answer: It’d depend on how good my second favorite show was in comparison to my favorite show. If it’s really good, I’d even go with the 25/75 considering that I have a high tolerance for letting chance play its role.
(Why this question? I felt inspired after reading Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs.)