The 86th Academy Awards took place a week ago, today. That celebration of Hollywood, watched by millions around the world, should remind us of the power that entertainment holds. Many of us are more attuned to the world of fiction, fantasy and make believe than reality. The movie industry does a good job of not just entertaining us but getting us to believe in things that generally lie outside of the statistical norm. Often, the ethic of entertainment is to use exceptions to the rule, incredible stories and things beyond common experience to attract and maintain a hold on our attention. Consequently, there are those of us who have formed a narrative about life that is heavily influenced by fiction, or at least statistical outliers, rather than fact and likely outcomes.