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Is it possible for me to suffer misfortune or harm of which I am unaware?

There are many different kinds of misfortunes and harms, some physical, some psychological, some incident upon career, possessions and suchlike. Depending on type, some kinds of harm only exist if they are felt, whereas other kinds occur without the victim ever knowing it. The clearest examples of the first category include being subjected to physical or psychological pain, while clear examples of the second include being the unwitting victim of mistakes in medical or security records, and malicious gossip.

The first category is simply dealt…

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