What you treasure, measure. (Really?)

"What you treasure, measure."

Sir Gus O' Donnell, head of the UK civil service, on measuring well-being.

"In the so-called arts it has always been acknowledged that many of the things we value most — the gods and god, love and sexuality, mourning and amusement, character and inspiration, the past and the future — are neither measurable or predictable. indeed, this may be one of the reasons they are so abidingly important to us. the things we value most, just like the things we most fear, tend to be those we have least control over."

Adam Phillips