9 hours of work when your contract says 8?
Brussel sprouts when you really prefer broccoli?
8 hours of sleep when you really only need 7?
9 cookies when the serving size is 3?
3 kids instead of 2, or 1, or zero?
I suspect it’s too much, and not enough, all at the same time.
I’m reminded of a phrase from one of my kids’ books, “…you get what you get and you don’t get upset…”
Maybe the answer is in the middle, in between.
It is what it is.
Learn either way, that’s the true measure.