Every thing was created equal but some are more equal than others.
As an engineer I had to fight "analysis paralysis". Spending too much time looking at everything and never getting anything done, being afraid I had missed something. Which is why I was trying to limit the data. I've graphed many of the numbers, looking more for trends rather than absolute values. Even still, that takes time.
Side story. When my wife was pregnant with our first child, I timed her contractions and time between contractions, then graphed them. Worked fine until she went from 10 minutes between contractions to two minutes. Not everything in the world is linear. Aimee was not pleased that I was not paying attention to her. Did not make the same mistake with the next two. She got my full attention. It didn't make a difference with the second - when we went in for a checkup on her due date the nurse found she was 9 cm dilated and had not had a contraction. Badda bing, badda boom. Had a baby in about an hour.
Fighting with dignity, not desperation. Live, Laugh, Love - One Day at a Time.
The past has passed.
"Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." JM Barrie