STATISTICS LESSON: Randomness all around you

I consider myself as prone to foolishness as anyone I know, in spite of my profession and the time spent building my expertise on the subject. But here is the exception; I know that I am very, very weak on that score. My humanity will try to foil me; I have to stay on my guard. I was born to be fooled by randomness.
(page 218

— from the book Fooled by Randomness,
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, 2nd Edition,
Random House Trade Paperback, 2005, p. 218.