Meandering Along in the Journey of Mediocrity

In an effort to find content for a speech I am preparing, I decided to look back at blog posts of the past. I vaguely recalled that somewhere in my collection, there were things that I had said that are applicable to the topic. And I stumbled on this.

Society has worsened since its first writing. And I suppose my life is still mediocre by all accounts. However, my journey to excellence is continuing. Where are you in yours?

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I’m not very good. But I’m not very bad either. If you compare me to many others, I will come across as average, bordering on inferior. According to most, I’m mediocre. I guess that’s the problem with comparisons – particularly when we’re comparing people. If you compare me with someone like Mother Teresa, for example, then every act of kindness I have ever done will suddenly seem so insignificant – and yet, in that moment of time, it was greatly significant to its benefactor, and it made me more than just mediocre.

Did you know that when we trace back the history of words, we can sometimes gain a whole new perspective on the particular word we are tracing?

In a society where everyone seems to be competing and comparing, and realising my inadequacy when I tend to do this to myself, I had a look at the word mediocre.

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A Perfect World

Let’s face it : life is not as pleasant or as safe as what it was in the past…and if things continue as they are, I don’t see that much will improve in the future.

“What’s the world coming to?”

A rhetorical question often asked in relation to negative changes that occur in everyday life – from television to radio, music to movies, health, safety – the list is endless.

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But seriously……

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