I never really tried to excel.
Too much work,
too competitive,
too difficult.

But neither did I let myself fail.
No fun losing,
no fun being laughed at,
no fun feeling inferior.

So mediocre it was.
It was safe,
it was comfortable,
it was me.

Today I realize
if it’s an illusion to think we are better than anyone else,
and we don’t have to accept that we are inferior to anyone,
and if all people are in fact equal,
then aren’t we are all just average?

The question then,
is why don’t they give trophies
for being middling,
for being really exceptional at being mediocre?



Striving for Mediocre
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