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I’m a big fan of the movie City Slickers. There is one scene when they ask each other about their best and worst day ever. As much as I love the movie, I struggle with the concept of “the best day ever”.

How can you know the day is your best day every? Once you have the best day ever, does that mean the rest of your life is meaningless?

Compare Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Wedding day vs the birth of a child. I’m not smart enough to say which is the best, although I am smart enough to know that it’s a fool’s errand to even try.

I like to use “the best day so far” or “a really good day”. Those are days I treasure, days that don’t need to be quantified or ranked. I would rather have two really good days versus only one “best day ever”.

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