Why do we Americans allow our self worth be defined in numbers?
After all, it doesn't matter:
What your annual income is.
The size pants you wear.
How long you stayed in an abusive relationship.
Whether you came in 1st, 101st or dead last in your last triathalon.
The statistics or lack thereof on your blog.
How many sexual partners you've had.
Your IQ score.
Whether you've indulged in some 420.
How many awards you've won. Or haven't.
The amount of times you've tried to quit smoking or lose weight.
The running tally of places you've travelled.
How many times you've reinvented yourself and started over.
Your klout score, number of Facebook friends or Twitter followers.
Life isn't paint by numbers.
Your quintessence is innumerable.