“Jack moves. Context, with Donny, seemed to indicate that these were either deliberate but extremely lateral, thus taking the competition by surprise, or, more likely in Donny’s case, simply crazy, same result. He’d never said what jack move, exactly, in a given situation, he was contemplating, and maybe that was because he didn’t know. maybe it had to be improvisational and completely of the moment.”
I learned very early and painfully that you have to decide at the outset whether you want to make money or to make sense, as they are mutually exclusive.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
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.