We are in love with the Outlier — but how do we handle the unwanted standard deviation and when do we decide to allow an exception?
Are we taught to expect a standard deviation? Is there any way to thwart one in process?
Are we always surprised by the exception?
If an event, philosophy, theory, law or rule requires an exception, then is the entire idea flawed because it lacks an unexceptional, self-sustaining, universal coherence?
Or is nothing perfect — except the exception — and to grow and evolve we cannot have hard and fast rules that permit individual judgment against the mainstream majority norm?