I ask this because I am reminded regularly that crappy things happen to good people. And why not? Crap happens, man. It just does. Crap does not care who it happens to.
So if you're totally paranoid, maybe you're miserable but at least you're prepared.
But if you're blissfully oblivious to all the peripheral bad stuff, you get to go on with your life and be basically... mellow? numb? happy?
Then when the crap hits the cool air distribution device, you will be shocked! stunned! blindsided! that such a thing could happen.
"I can't believe this," you could tell the reporter from the local news station. "This is the kind of thing that only happens to other people! You hear about this all the time but it never happens in your own life!"
But now let's consider you as the prepared pessimist. "It was only a matter of time. It's not a case of if it happens, it's when it happens." No shock, no tears, just a bummed-out realization that there's one more crappy thing done and out of the way. And then you get on with your life.
I think about these things way too much.
So, here's what I ask you, anybody who's still following along here:
Who's better off?