It is said that the best horses lose when they compete with slower ones, and win against better rivals. Under compensation from the absence of a stressor, inverse hormesis, absence of challenge, degrades the best of the best. In Baudelaire's poem, The albatross' giant wings prevent him from walking - many do better in Calculus 103 than Calculus 101.

bigger wings doesn't necessarily mean bigger conveniences in life (pg. 43)
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