A score is kept for some of life’s prizes. Though there’s no Scoreboard in the sky, our acquisitions and accomplishments are driven, compared and ranked by an omnipresent display of cultural politics in the form of positive and negative social conditioning.
These yea or nay comparisons are displayed in our vocabularies, assertions and “likes,” in the catalogues we look at, the news we read, the trends we keep track of and in what we want to be acknowledged for. They remind us of how well we are doing compared to, well, just about everything. Our neighbors, our peers, our siblings, the expectation of our parents or tech wizards and other billionaires.
You name it. And you know where you stand.