I'm not sure where you got the impression that Mary or I "reject testing" in our practice. ...(Maybe you are referring to this statement: "If testing and competing with others is important to you"). ...
Thay may well have been it. Because, if you look back, the post she was referring to did not mention competition; only testing. But Mary replied "testing and competing with others." So it seemed she was automatically associating "testing" with "competing," and I see no need for that association.
Best to y'all.