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Is it alright to be just ordinary in life?
Not everyone of us can become a doctor, lawyer, or even president.Do you feel that it's alright to just be ordinary?
Absolutely. Sometimes I think they build young people so much that if they don't "change the world," they have somehow failed. Being okay, is...okay.
No one is really ordinary - every single human being has their own quirks, interests, hobbies, style, etc. We shouldn't be defined solely by our professions or how we contribute to capitalism. A person can work a 9-5 factory job, but still attend punk shows and jam with friends in their downtime. A housewife/husband can still organize really cool events in their community or start up a hobby club.
You don't have to have a super well-paying job or a lot of notoriety to be extraordinary.
Yes, as long as you are fulfilling life's purpose. Some people do not explain maths like we do, but they have a phenominal memory for figures. Others do not understand physics, but they can tell you a thousand stories about football, the history of the game and success of managers, etc.
What holds us is interests; likes, and some cleaners get great joy in what they do. Not all CEO's are happy, or doctors, or lawyers or Presidents. Many modern day Seers, Sri Ramakrishna among them, had very little schooling and yet Kings and Presidents used to go to them for advice. Even Alexander the Great did.
The purpose of station; vocation, is self-transcendence; progress or growth, and we can best do this in a contented environment whether as a scholar, Pope or cleaner.
A resounding.....NO. Humans should use the utmost of their human potential. However, most humans DON'T use all of their potential which explains why most humans are miserable whether they admit to it or not. Most people live gray, monotonous lives of powerlessness & desperate angst. They follow the program of mediocrity/averageness. They are afraid to be extraordinary/great because in their purview, they will become conceited & be thought of as becoming "too big" for their pants.
While people are taught that it is okay to be successful-it is moderate success which purpose to make others comfortable & unthreatened. People are instructed overtly or covertly not to be TOO SUCCESSFUL because this would be threatening to their peers, family, & others in their immediate environment. So even if they earn to be a star in their own lives, this desire is crushed quickly. People are urged to go with the safe, familiar, comfortable.......AVERAGE because they won't be hurt when pursuing these things.
Nothing is wrong with being the best that one can be if one has the intelligence & talent to do so. The problem is not people reaching too high but people reaching & aiming too low, settling for the crumbs of life. Most people are sadly on the outside, looking in. They believe that they are average Joes/Josephinas & live their lives accordingly which is sad. Compounded with the cult of averageness is the feeling of powerlessness. Yes, most people believe that they are powerless. These things explain why people worship/adore those who are wealthy, powerful, & famous. It is easier to live through such people than to make their lives significant. To conclude, being average isn't okay, it is a sin-a HELL on earth. One must always strive for greatness or at least be the VERY BEST one can be. If not, one simply has wasted his/her life which most people do anyway! Average people NEVER make history-they become.......WELL, FORGETTABLE.
Yes. It is more important to society that the average person be good and moral than fighting to be at the top of the pile.
There is "extraordinary in the ordinary"-if you look for it.
Ordinary may not be what you hoped for in terms of career. But your relationships will be your heart this lifetime. And your relationships will be your area of both fullfilment and growth.
When our time comes? It won't be your coworkers who will be visiting your grave. It will be your family and friends. So go out there. Be light and spread happiness in your relationships wherever you can.
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