The calculation of “best” is not quite that simple.

What is being calculated?

Your best friend does not hold that position solely because she answers your phone calls every time. It’s also because of the way she listens, the time she stood up to your 5th grade bully, her dry sense of humor and a million other things that are incalculable and impossible to define.

Also, who is doing the calculating?

My version of best will almost surely not be your version of best.

Don’t let the idea of everyone else’s “best” stifle you.

You have control over what is being calculated and who is doing it.


I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.