Happened to read the interview by Sri Kamal Haasan with this killer line "Don't make mediocrity a standard". Finally someone came out to say it. And finally someone has given a statement like that and I believe it needs someone of his stature to say so. To get someone to do better than they think they can.
The battle with mediocrity is one of the biggest to wage and its an ongoing process. Especially when mediocrity is the majority and sometimes they become the people setting the rules. And perhaps that's also why the society today is weirded out but as gen next is asking questions change is impending.
Maybe ignorance is bliss, I have been stupefied at the way a lot of people hang on to weird beliefs just because they are dead sure that it is a fact and go about propagating it.
I can say this - if you are not one among the masses, in anything, thoughts, actions, way you want to live your life, even the simplest thing - life is definitely not easy. Like they say the tree that bears fruit gets pelted the most.
And I believe that most of the people that I have met are thankfully not of the mediocre category. That's probably why my wits are still about me, but at the times that I have run into some, its been a gut wrenching, hair splitting time.
I shall just wish for you, that you never come across such instances or people. May you meet effective, accountable, inspiring people who belong to the stellar category. Those who inspire you to set new standards for yourself. Not too many things in this world are as inspirational.
And yes do read that interview in TOI dated yesterday