We should ban the 'best of' end of year lists – they make us feel guilty and old | Alex McClintock


[…] I will continue to take these lists as a reminder that my short time on planet Earth is relentlessly ticking away, that I’ll never have time to do all the things I want to, and that even if I were to achieve something as awe-inspiring as creating a notable work of art, it would only be one among hundreds of other notable works of art, soon to be forgotten along with the rest as everyone who has ever heard about them ages, dies and turns to dust.

Indeed. 100 is way too many. These lists need more focus and less excess.