Wisdom of the race

I am in a race against my former self. I achieve the only victory that intrinsically matters when I do better. Winning shares itself with all who would be proud of me.

All interest-bearing calculations take a little time. None of them take forever!

Competition heightens our abilities and engages our spirit. However, comparability is a gross simplification of humanity — a delusion of self importance ever apt to poison every worthy endeavor.