Weight, Weight, Don't Tell Me!
The causality is suspect, of course. Our friend did not gain weight because he stopped tipping the Toledo. He gained weight because he stopped exercising, stopped eating properly, stopped sleeping enough. But there is a real sense to what our weight-gainer was suggesting. Without data, we have a harder job of knowing where we are. Without a measure, we have a harder time stopping time and analyzing its effects. And without those numbers, we have less chance of hearing a voice telling us to change our lowdown weighs.