# How many tries until you found your true calling?

Or have you yet?
26-30, F 8 Answers Jan 27, 2013 in Work

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47 years!!!

Hello Ms. Disguise,<br />
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Now I admit that this is going to sound cold and calculated ... at first. But this is actually a good way to find a mate, or even a house or car!<br />
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You need to accumulate a "databa<x>se" of experiences, whether that means dating various people, or test-driving several candidates for car purchases -- after you have sampled anywhere between, say 10 to 20 candidates -- then select the VERY NEXT candidate who is BETTER than all of the previous 10 to 20 candidates!!!<br />
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This even works well for employers who are interviewing potential employees!<br />
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If you have a larger databa<x>se at your disposal, say 50 to 100, then select the VERY NEXT candidate that is BETTEr than all of the previous 50 to 100 candidates.<br />
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The obvious question is this: How do I know whether I should sample 10-20, or 50-100, or 5,000-10,000? The answer is this: How much time have you allotted to make your choice -- and the total number of possible candidates.<br />
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The mathematical reasoning behind this is that you should sample about 37% of the possible pool of candidates -- to get a good idea of what the pool looks like -- AND you have plenty of remaining choices from which to select. Actually the number 37% comes from the fraction of 1 divided by "e" -- which is a constant of nature (2.718281828...) -- which in this case, comes out to about 37%.<br />
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Admittedly, my answer is very long -- and over-thought, but this decision making process is ba<x>sed on mathematical logic.<br />
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Cheers,<br />
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AnonymousButCandid

Don't know if I have.