Am I wrong that everyone thinks about their number, whether it's low enough to count, or some tier of "a lot"? It's like a repeatedly executed function. In the mirror at the end of the day is the number. All online disagreements go back to the number.
One day many years from now the number might fade from memory completely, or be dusted off and added to, or maybe people in our history will start to die and the number will go down.* But forever the number waits, truthful and objective, a saved game file in a grinding sidequest of life.
*jk, it never goes down.