“Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I'm a great optimist. But, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it 'the eaten by wolves...

“Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I'm a great optimist. But, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it 'the eaten by wolves factor.' If I do something, what's the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don't worry about, because I have a plan in place if they do.” What page is this quote on?

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That's a tough question to answer.  It would depend on which print version of the text that you have.  In my text, that quote begins on page 171 and flows over to page 172.  If that does not correlate to the text version that you have, I will give a few other points of reference.  The quote appears about two thirds of the way through chapter 26.  The title of that chapter is "All you have is what you bring with you."  The chapter begins with the narrator retelling an event that happened when he was 7 years old.  He and his mother were shopping in the store.  At the register, his mother realized that she forgot something. She quick ran back to get it, and the narrator decided to put all items through the check out.  The cashier gave him a hard time about not having any money on him.  Now as an adult the narrator has never gone anywhere without $200 cash.   He always packs for the worst case scenario, whatever that scenario might be.  That's what his quote is about.  

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