Balls are finished products. They don’t need to be maintained, or built, or nurtured. If you want to juggle balls, you can start with two and dedicate your entire focus to the act of juggling. Sure there’s an upper limit to how many balls you can juggle, but if you’re really good you can probably make it past five or six.

But if you have balloons unfilled and untied, then each balloon needs your dedicated focus as you fill it with air and then tie its spout. If one balloon takes 30 breaths to mature, you can not multiply your results by giving 10 breaths to five balloons.

So what are you holding in your hand? Is it a ball or a balloon?