300+1: “Better…”

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Adjective, noun, and verb. Taken from Proto-Germanic “batizo”, closely related to “battle”. Improving on something through a struggle which results in growth, maturity, or improvement. Often requiring unforeseen cost of time, resources, and commitment. Grown from the intrinsic need to become “better” at something or than someone else.

When is “better” worth such a cost? Vilfredo welcomed us to consider 80% to be “better” than…