Being like most is not a defect except for those who feel sorry for not being rare. In other words, what seems wrong to criticize vulgarity, mediocrity, imperfection.
In the sixties, a movement called counterculture that was primarily feature the rejection of social values and lifestyles set emerged in the United States.
Every so these reflows public opinion occur. Maybe it's because animals with central nervous system we tend to get bored when stimuli that keep on alert are repeated as they stop to work.
The culture tends to be boring because it always demands the same thing repeated ideals and lifestyles produce yawns.
The rejection of mediocrity is classic in almost every culture. It is inevitable a permanent search for excellence and perfection.
Those who seek magnificence begin to be seen as part of an absolutely homogeneous flock, that the exasperated because they fail to have feelings of identity and to disengage from the mass (which considered mediocre, vulgar, gray), begin to draw the attention of any way, either running more risks than most, studying more, showing prodigious actions, surprising with their exploits, finally, there are several ways to draw attention to feel away from the mediocrizante flock (this word I borrowed the Portuguese language, because in Spanish there and I also want to draw attention).
In a catalog of countercultural attitude, the video associated with this article proposes to think that mediocrity is perhaps not as bad.
The core of my argument is that it is the majority having normal: most features are, by definition, the features of the health, of good behavior, but also be a model of mediocrity.
In short, be like most is not a defect except for those who feel sorry for not being rare. In other words, what seems wrong to criticize vulgarity, mediocrity, imperfection.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Ventajas de la mediocridad.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.197)