The cool part of being mediocre
I wasn’t the smartest kid at school. I wasn't the best player in my sports team. I didn’t have the most liked galleries on draugiem.lv ( when it was still popular). And hey, I’m sure in the parallel universe I am doing way better than here and now. But sometimes you just have to accept that you are mediocre and here are some reasons why it actually isn't the worst thing after all.
And just to clear things up– it isn't that I don’t try to do better. Sometimes I do. But I fail.
1. You can’t disappoint anyone
This applies to either school, work, family or whatever place you are at. Everybody already knows who you are. They are not putting high hopes on you anymore. Neither expectations. You are not the brightest head in the room and it’s ok, honey. They know just the mediocre level you are going to achieve and they are completely fine with that. But what if you accidentally do better? Good! You'll amaze everyone, because that was the least expected thing to happen.
2. No pressure
If you raise the bar high at the beginning, it can really bother you, because of the pressure that might come from everyone else. But if you live a mediocre life like me, there is no pressure. Everyone just looks at you like at that kid in kindergarten who has just started learning how to use scissors. They are not waiting first class cutting from you. They all just silently hope you won't hurt yourself too much.
3. More time for yourself
If you are always struggling with time management problems and always running out of time– try being a little more mediocre. Just imagine. No nail appointments, no house cleaning, no more spending time on new ideas how to improve your life.
4. No reputation to protect
When you have nothing to protect– life just becomes more…comfortable. Bad hair day can become your signature look and no one will blink an eye. The more you succeed at something, the less cool stuff you can do. Just imagine if from this day forward you couldn’t experiment with clothing, haircuts, alcohol or sexual orientations.
5. Less fake friends
A major benefit of being mediocre: your friends like you for you. They have no other purpose for being your friend. You are not successful, extremely good-looking, smart or famous. There are no benefits from this friendship. They must really like you because of your personality. With that being said, if you are mediocre human being, you better go and appreciate those few who stick with you. * Unintended rhyme
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