The ten percent rule  

redmustang91 57M  
8725 posts
7/16/2005 10:07 am

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The ten percent rule

Seems like every survey shows ten percent have some aberrant or interesting behavioral quirk.

I have read accounts claiming: ten percent of all men are gay; ten percent of all lawyers, doctors and other professionals have a substance abuse problem; ten percent of the time one is treated by a doctor malpractice occurs, etc.

Why ten percent? My theory is that ten percent do something strange at all times. Perhaps it is nature's way to diversify behaviors so we all don't get wiped out by AIDS or TB.

I read some statistics in college and liked the concept of the bell shaped curve and standard deviations within a population. Any behavior or measured quality beyond the third standard deviation is abnormal by definition, being the top or worst 3% if I recall right.

So you are normal if within the 90% or aberrant if in the top or bottom 5% in my book. That is ok.

spearfishhottie 51M/47F
98 posts
7/16/2005 11:07 am

When we began swinging we felt like a part of a real minority. Being into the hot wife thing puts us into an even smaller minority but from looking around on here we're not as alone as I might have thought.

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