C: So tell me, if you could be the best writer in the world, would you do it?
D: I don’t understand.
C: Let’s say writing is like tennis. You have rankings based on competitions.
D: You want to compare writing to tennis?
C: Well can’t we measure writing skill?
D: That’s why we have writing contests.
C: Well let’s sponsor a writing contest then.
D: Who’s going to judge it?
C: You can!
D: Forget it. I’m not qualified to judge.
C: How do you know?
D: That’s the thing. If you can’t assess your own writing skill, how can you assess others’?