Optimal or Maximal?

Optimal or Maximal?

A Poem by Louisa Chan




knows when to sow

and when to scythe when

 Too much sun dries the bud 

Too much weed kills the seed 

Too much care grows the brat 

Too much love spoils the loved 

 Commonsense it seems statistics mislead 

Why aim for perfection in evaluation? 

100 is not optimal or maximal 

It is detrimental! 


© 2022 Louisa Chan

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Getting the balance right is so important. You can starve someone of love and you can kill them with too much kindness. There is a strong message contained in your lines here Louisa. Everything in moderation works best.


Posted 11 Months Ago

Louisa Chan

11 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping by Chris.
Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

You are welcome :)
So true. Trying to perfect everything can have detrimental effects. You can't always be getting a 100 and the number doesnt mean you know what you are doing. A well rounded individual knows when enough is enough to achieve optimal results. I enjoyed reading this!

Posted 11 Months Ago

Louisa Chan

11 Months Ago

Thank you very much Aura!
But we sometimes forget about this and put too much pressure on our.. read more
I agree. So does Aristotle, who said the "golden mean" is best.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Louisa Chan

11 Months Ago

Thank you John! And so does Confucius, who said “everything’s best in moderation”.

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Added on April 13, 2022
Last Updated on April 13, 2022
Tags: Optimal, maximal, education, planting, agriculture, plants, evaluation, spoil


Louisa Chan
Louisa Chan

Hong Kong, - None -, Hong Kong

I like music and literary writing. I like to write about "forms of existence" that often elude our attention, especially the weak and the underprivileged. I like to write songs and lyrics too. Tha.. more..