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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 29 2012: Two adages:

    "Some men are born to greatness; others have greatness thrust upon them."

    "Most people will not do great things, but they can do small things in a great way."

    I find that, in terms of our lives, society has penned so many fantastic stories hitherto that it is difficult to become a part of history oneself. But that is because of a fervent desire of the world to take things out of context. Behind every great event or person there were others who helped to achieve that goal. While history might not remember them verbatim, they contributed to something bigger than themselves. A great man once said something like this: "It is amazing what people can get done if they don't care who gets the credit."

    We should strive to place ourselves in positions that, when a certain door is opened, we can do all the good we can for all the people we can in all the ways we can wherever we can. And maybe take pretty good care of ourselves and family along the way...

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