I just watched the ice dance performances at the Olympics. Just amazing performances by all. These wonderful, elegant, dedicated, inspirational athletes just fill me with wonder and appreciation. It dawned on me that it is a pity that there have to be winners and losers. All the performers were wonderful. But the points spur them on, push them to an even higher level of achievement. That is what the statistics at LingQ sometimes do. What really matters is the enjoyment we get from our own performance, but the points keep us focused.