A benchmark is a standard, or a set of standards, used as a point of reference by which performance or level of quality may be measured, compared or judged.
THE benchmark is a single point – a moment of wonder and awe. To the theist, a psychotic break. To the user, a trip. To the scientific rationalist, a discovery that blows you away in its profundity. Either way, it is a moment worth preserving and rarely anticipated in life. The struggle of searching those moments in one’s journey in life is what it’s all about. But when one succeeds the reward is breath-taking. So shouldn’t we all try as hard as we can to find these moments? Shouldn’t we all look at every new thing that crosses our way as a a possible benchmark? Shouldn’t we give the opportunity to all these new experiences that this era provides us with, to be truthfully estimated and deeply understood by us? Even without the desired outcome, this attitude in life has much more to give than we could ever imagine.