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    Do you strive to be average?

    Alright. So I couldn't care less about Joe the Plumber. The guy is a nobody. He'd be working for me 3 months ago. Irrelevant to the grand scheme things for the most part. What I've taken issue with is this almost cult like fixation a lot of people have with the fact that he's 'Average Joe'. Like average is something to be proud of. So it's got me wondering. Do you strive to be average? For as long as I can remember my parents told me never to settle for less then the best. They never told me to be 'like everybody else' and follow the norm. Likewise millions of parents from liberals to conservatives, from republicans to democrats tell their kids to be 'the very best they can be'. It's not a party thing. It's just the human need to be better then the rest. But then somewhere on the political front 'average' becomes what people want. What people look up to. We don't look to 'average' when making foreign policy decisions. We don't look to average Joe when it comes to energy problems, the economy or scientific achievements. Who do we look to? People who strive to be the best in their fields. We don't even look towards average when it comes to what food we want, who we want to be with etc etc. Kids don't try to get 2.7s in their GPAs. Do you want what is 'average' for your kid? We look for that which fits us best. So what exactly is the big deal with being average if it's not something we strive to be or even care about for the most part?
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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Joe the Plumber is the result of a sad attempt at being populist.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Less than average blows. And above average warrants too much attention.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average? Yes.. It's American!

    Do you strive to be average?
    If the definition of "average" is believing what the Mainstream media feeds us; what I should want, believe and desire is the same as millions of others, yes, as a voter of either the GOP or/and Dem Corporate Sponsored Socialist parties--I'm average and I work to make sure I don't deviate from that path, lest I be considered a radical or wierdo.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    We don't look to 'average' when making foreign policy decisions. We don't look to average Joe when it comes to energy problems, the economy or scientific achievements. Who do we look to?
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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Do you strive to be average?
    Kind of.



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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Sometimes I wish I were really ****ing stupid. Really ****ing stupid people are usually quite content with being really ****ing stupid.

    Me? I want to be smarter. I'm just smart enough to know I'm not smart enough, which sucks.
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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Sometimes I wish I were really ****ing stupid. Really ****ing stupid people are usually quite content with being really ****ing stupid.

    Me? I want to be smarter. I'm just smart enough to know I'm not smart enough, which sucks.
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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Maybe the word average is wrong but people do try and be like everyone around them.

    How else can people feel about it we cant all make an impact in a big way.

    When it comes to joe the plumber i think leave the guy alone he didnt force himself into the spotlight but he should take advantage of it.

    As for average i dont care personly maybe i wont be one of the people who is remembered but i do love people and there is people who love me.Hitler and Stalin will be remembered but not me but thats fine.As long as you have brought happiness to a few people thats all that matters.
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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Maybe the word average is wrong but people do try and be like everyone around them.
    Right.
    I wasn't raised to be "average". I was raised to be different. And I was different.
    And I still am different.
    But now I'm trying to be enough like other people- good people, admirable people- to pass for normal and make some sort of meaningful contribution, and be happy.

    And it's not even a purely conscious choice; I'm just becoming more average, without really even trying.
    I'm getting older, and I've been re-evaluating my life over the past few years, the way people do at various stages, and I've decided I need to do this to get by.
    Being "unaverage", whether in a good or bad way, takes a lot of energy and I don't have as much energy as I did when I was younger.

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