What makes so many people comfortable with averageness, normalcy, mediocrity, an

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    What makes so many people comfortable with averageness, normalcy, mediocrity, and commonality,

    being quite fearful of becoming great, breaking the mold, and making a statement/ an impact?

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  2. GmaGoldie profile image77
    GmaGoldieposted 4 years ago

    People tend to fear. Fear holds us back. If we knew we could be great, we would do more. All of us have greatness in us - we must cultivate that in ourselves and also seek to bring it out in others.

    None of us are common - we are all great - we must wake up every morning and remind ourselves of this and act as if we had no fear! Fear is our enemy and we must not let fear win!

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What an insightful and GREAT statement.  Fear, people have FEAR and this is making them lead gray lives of utter desperation.  They wake up MUCH TOO LATE to see that their lives were WRONG!

  3. kallini2010 profile image78
    kallini2010posted 4 years ago

    I beg to differ.

    It is a proven fact that most people believe they are above average.

    Living like everybody and not sticking your head out is adaptive (survival) behaviour. If you don't want your head chopped off, keep it down. (Same would be explained in detail in the Laws of Power).

    If everybody was great and outstanding then everybody won't stand out - by definition it is only possible for a few of the pack (who would put their life at risk either out of greatness (of ideals) or greatness of ignorance.

    I think it is all in Sociology 101 - simple truth.


    The counter question is
    "Are you above average? above normal? .... Are you great?"


    The answer is "The majority of people believe...."

 
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