600 Billion

The number (600,000,000,000) of possible 13-card bridge hands. Master bridge players cannot possibly anticipate all the likely hands they might be dealt, so they learn to deal with what comes their way.

So what?

Likewise in life, we can’t anticipate all the possible scenarios we might face, so we must learn to shift our strategies depending on the situation. In short, there is no master strategy except knowing how to adapt as conditions shift.