Mediocrity is an interesting study. I think we can all agree that no one ever sets out to actually be mediocre. I think that even the average person would say that mediocrity is a bad state to be in. Yet I find so many people to be very quick to defend mediocre practices and attitudes. It’s as if mediocre is more socially acceptable these days than standing out for excellence. I suppose that it’s difficult to hide when you are actually “outSTANDING” and that may be the reason for the common defense of mediocrity. Excellence draws attention and therefore increases the possibility for criticism. Mediocrity provides shelter from the things our insecurities tell us to hide from and that is why we say one thing but so vociferously defend the other.