Will and I were playing bocci ball. We don’t know the real rules so we say that if my closest ball is closer to the target than his closest ball, I get a point. Then if his second closest ball is closer than my second closest ball, he gets a point. In that case, it’s 1-1. And so forth. 

It only took a few minutes to realize that many times the second closest ball could score on a horrible toss. So we made a rule. For any ball to score it has to be within 10 feet. If we throw all 4 balls and no one is within 10 feet, no one scores. 

Sure, his less horrible throw could be closer than my less horrible toss, but why reward less horrible? 

There’s a life lesson. 

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