A lot of my conversations lately with medical, financial, and statistics types feel like thumb-sucking, with people mostly proferring pointless advice, disconnected from reality. It reminds me of this classic scene from HHGTTG:
You really think the world’s going to end?
Shouldn’t we lie down or put a bag over
our heads or something?
If you want.
Will it help?
He gives everyone in the bar a friendly salute, exits.
– Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, original script