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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I am beginning to doubt that any individual is noteworthy, in the big picture.
    In the big picture, the human race is not worthy of note.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I am beginning to doubt that any individual is noteworthy, in the big picture.
    There are individuals whose contributions have had an effect on the human race vs. just their inner circle. Oddly enough they're not really that famous. I know more about Kevin Federline than I do about the guy who cured Polio. I don't even know the name of the person who cured polio. I could google it, but I'd forget it by next Thursday so what's the point. I don't even like Kevin Federline. Don't even find him remotely interesting or noteworthy. Fame is a strange thing. People are famous for the stupidest ****. But folks who really contribute to the species in concrete historical ways are often easily forgotten, if they were ever known at all. That's why we prefer the down to earth folks. Famous people are usually dumb ass ****heads.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    I know more about Kevin Federline than I do about the guy who cured Polio. I don't even know the name of the person who cured polio.
    Jonas Salk. The Salk Vaccine?

    It doesn't matter. In sixty years, no one will remember Federline's name, either.
    Nobody remembers anybody, except the people who actually know them.
    And they all die eventually, and then one might as well not have existed.
    Even the most famous person of all, Jesus, is alleged by many never to have existed, even as a historical personage, let alone a divine entity... and nobody can prove otherwise.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    I strive to be myself. People compare themselves to each other too much. We've all done it. Ever have a season in your life where you were content, then met up with someone who ''seemed'' to have it all--or seemed to have a more of an appealing life schedule? All the sudden you start to quietly envy them, and your life doesn't seem as good or content. That's when you need to stop coveting what they have and keep things in perspective. Everybody's life is mapped out for them, and there can only be ONE you, so be YOU to YOUR best ability!
    Last edited by herenow1; 01-09-09 at 08:27 AM.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I am smart enough to know I am not stupid, or average, but not smart enough to be lost in my own little genius world. Like you, I want to understand more. But you know, the more you know, the less yuou understand.

    I agree. Average or below people are many times so damn content and happy. They don't know better, like a dog. Mean, but accurate. They just go about, watching football, drinking ****ty beer, shopping at Walmart and Cosco for crappy food and products, not caring or even understanding that there are alternatives. Sitting in the same job, dealing with the same crap... not understanding the value of an education, so their kids repeat the process. Etc.
    Maybe those people who shop at wlamart could care less about why they are shopping there and not Macy's. I mean when we get down to it it's all the same,and it all spends the same. Fabric is Fabric. The labels don't make you any better or smarter. Everyone has different prioties. Maybe the guy drinking the crappy beer, actually LIKES the taste of his beer. Now, I agree with you on the value of education part.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    I do what I can to lower expectations of myself, so when I do something extraordinary, its more noteworthy. Sure, I could be a "great" husband all of the time, but then it would be expected of me, and when I have an average day, something would be wrong. But if I am average, and then do something great every once in a while, it looks pretty damn good.....
    "Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    People who feel a need to stand out from the crowd are just tedious. "Look at me! Look at me!"

    Being average and fitting in and getting along is a species survival technique.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    People who feel a need to stand out from the crowd are just tedious. "Look at me! Look at me!"

    Being average and fitting in and getting along is a species survival technique.
    The species needs above-average leaders. Not necessarily "look at me" types, but people who strive to be stronger, faster, smarter than the pack. When the average person runs the group, the average group winds up as lion food, evolutionally speaking.
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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    One could always dumb oneself down by smokin lots of weed....


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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Funny thing about 'average':
    It always exisst, regardless of how "good" a group is.

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