Hello. The view from my dining room table...cloudy, windy and misty.
Should anyone be happy with mediocrity? The people in this sleepy little cowtown seem to be content with being average. They do very little to step up their lives. I wonder if many of the citizens have ever been more than 20 miles from their cozy little shacks. I believe they think the lifestyle in Sioux Town is top shelf. This "love for mediocrity" pervades all aspects of a community. It deteriorates the local artists and entertainers, the restaurants and the service providers. They all become complacent and offer enough to meet the standard of mediocrity. If the locals demanded more from the social and business offerings, I think they would deliver.
We even promote this to our young. Sports organizers don't keep score in the games any more. We don't want little Johnny to feel bad about loosing the game. I've witnessed competitions where every entrant is awarded a medal just for showing up. This makes me crazy! I have been in the business world for almost 30 years and I've never been awarded a contract just because I made it to the meeting on time. Why should we trick some youth into thinking they are achieving great things when they are barely satisfying the minimum. And conversely, why punish the top achievers but lumping them into the pile of mediocrity. If you are better than others you should be recognized...whether you're 9 or 90.
I heard a lyric from a Waifs song last night..."I'm free when the sun shines down on me."
I like that.