I had the opportunity to present to a group of actuaries, which included a finance director of a major Fortune 500 company, and a professor of actuarial science. This was a very interesting panel discussion, and I think it was a great learning experience. I was able to explain some of the basics of actuarial science and how it relates to the financial world, from a financial perspective.
In terms of the game in general, it’s been very well known that the use of self-awareness can lead to a lot of behavior problems in the eyes of those who don’t know what they’re doing. That’s just the way fun things are.
Actuaries are people who study statistics. Their job is to predict outcomes based on past events and compare them with expected results. So you may have read in a news article that X will go up by 50% tomorrow, and if you do not know your numbers, you may take that as a sign that you should buy more stocks.
Actuaries have very specific rules that they follow, one of them is that they can only use their knowledge to make up numbers, not to predict outcomes. This is based on the fact that actuaries are not used to predict individual outcomes, they are used to predict probabilities for large numbers of outcomes. For example, the odds of someone getting cancer are different from the odds of someone getting an X-ray.
There are a lot of actuaries out there but the one that stuck out to me was a man named Andrew Jackson (who was a physicist/statistician) who said that the odds of you getting cancer were the same as the odds of someone getting an X-ray. He also said that if a disease was 100% fatal, then the odds of getting it were 100%.
It is an interesting idea, but it makes a lot of sense. But you have to think about the problem this way: the odds of you getting cancer are the same as the odds of someone getting an X-ray, and so they are. But if you are dying of cancer and you are in the hospital, you are not going to get an X-ray. So if you are able to do that, you are more likely to get cancer.
It’s about time to think about that. We don’t have a good explanation for how cancer works, but the concept of cancer is like the idea of “buddies”—you know, the human body. We don’t have a lot of brains. Cancer is a disease of the body, and it’s not about the body. Cancer is about the cancer-killer bacteria in your body.
Cancer comes in many forms. We have acute bacterial infections and chronic forms of cancer such as breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer and it is usually linked to radiation from a x-ray machine when you are pregnant. Ovarian and prostate cancers are generally linked to sexual activity and/or genetic mutations.
Cancer is the number one killer in the United States, which explains a lot. You have to be a certain age to have cancer. There are many types of cancer and we don’t know everything about them. We have good data on breast cancer, but you don’t want to be thinking that all breast cancers are the same. There are also data on ovarian and prostate cancer but I still think that most of us aren’t aware of these.
Cancer is a disease that is almost always linked to the age you get it, but we dont know that for sure. It can be a side effect of surgery or something that happens during pregnancy or while you are in high school. In general, most cancers are known to be more common in men. I like to use the following quote: “The fact is that most cancers are caused by poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking, and that is why we want to fight them.