Mean Mediocrity

Why is it that those who settle for less seem to be childishly envious of those who actually achieve something amazing? Is it responsive to be a sore loser? Just a cursory look at Twitter will demonstrate that we like to be more skeptical and derisive of the winner than celebratory. Mediocrity is mean when it calls into question the integrity or personality of those who achieve. This becomes even more true of those who win consistently, as if the only possible explanation for anyone doing better than me is that there is some sort of moral flaw or personality defect in those who can do what I can’t. 

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