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Kerry Reid

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Should we aim for mediocrity?

As children in modern day society we are all told to reach for the stars. The idea that you can be or do anything you want to...but more often than not if those dreams are at odds with convention they are branded as 'silly' or 'impracticable'.

What to do? Dream or aim for mediocrity?

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    Nov 27 2012: The only thing thats 'silly and impractical'' is mediocrity itself.

    Nothing is more silly than having one life to live and to live it solely in the style of a cog in a machine
    and nothing is more financially and creatively more impractical than living in the way of the status quo.

    Always keep dreaming and reaching for better things and to hell with those who ridicule you for it.
    If their opinions don't matter when you're at the top, then they don't matter when you're on your way.

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