My grandson, my son-in-law and I were discussing the meaning of life. My grandson was telling us about someone in his high school class who got perfect scores on the SAT. (At this point in his life my grandson had been given a scholarship and stipend of 50% of his tuition plus room and board from a University of his choice. . Before his first semester was over he was working in the Dean's office.)
I suggested getting a perfect score on the SATs was not his thing. His thing is to be the most integrated person I have ever known.
I was discussing him with his sixth grade teacher. She had written a remarkable reference for him. She said that " you can't determine what he has by testing."
Today in the new York times there was an article on baseball announcers using the new statistics in their game descriptions. Mr. Vinnie B gave us a quotation that beautifully summarized what I have thought, albeit less eloquently:
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted"
P.S. Although the sentence is often credited to Einstein there are a number of more likely candidates