Deoptimized Sustenance

On the follies of quantifying the human experience. A poem.

Lance Baker
2 min readMar 16


Photo by Marina T on Unsplash

In the modern age, we’re told
To measure all we do and see,
With data points and graphs that hold
Our lives in strict captivity.

But is this the way we must live,
Bound by metrics and numbers to abide?
Or is there more we…



Lance Baker

A fellow observer on the journey through life. Trying to cultivate a deeper way of being in the world.