I went to a college that did not do testing or grades. Rather there were evaluations. It’s a different outlook. Rankings are good for sports or gamification but not everything is a sport nor needs to be. In the case of mysticism (or “you can only know if you’ve experienced it”) vs rationalizing (or “if you follow along what I’m saying to you and agree at each turn, you will be compelled to agree unless you are having an emotional reaction”), using either as a culling tool within a discussion is, I think, an error in approach if one’s goal is to help someone understand your point of view. I’m not talking about ultimate things here. You speak of ALL THINGS, well, I’m not talking about all things. That’s unnecessarily dramatic for the purposes of what I’m getting at.

I went to a college that did not do testing or grades. Rather there were evaluations. It’s a different outlook.
Rankings are good for sports or gamification but not everything is a sport nor needs to be.
In the case of
mysticism
(or “you can only know if you’ve experienced it”) vs
rationalizing
(or “if you follow along what I’m saying to you and agree at each turn, you will be compelled to agree unless you are having an emotional reaction”),
using either as a culling tool within a discussion is, I think, an error in approach if one’s goal is to help someone understand your point of view.
I’m not talking about ultimate things here. You speak of ALL THINGS, well, I’m not talking about all things. That’s unnecessarily dramatic for the purposes of what I’m getting at.

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