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on mediocrity


Most people read the same books  – as opposed to living the sort of lives that people write books about, or doing the sort of things worth immortalizing in print.


Perhaps reading the same book, or books, is another example of, if not a definition of, mediocrity.

I do value books extolling great things, events, people, or deeds. But, all too often the book of the month, or on the national best-sellers list, is popular because it inspires the masses as a direct result of their own lack of inspiration (or perspiration).

And, it’s only just occurred to me that this might be a great conversation to have with my Haley Anne and what happens in Middle School (and, the concern of many girls when it comes to fitting in or being like other people – as opposed to being something like, well… happy).

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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“on mediocrity”

  1. Avatar September 10th, 2010 at 12:17 pm George Says:

    I love this. brilliant. Could it be the difference in seeing oneself as a citizen versus a consumer?

  2. Avatar September 10th, 2010 at 5:39 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:


    I’ll take my own leap of faith, here, and make the vital assumption that, in the Book of George, “Citizen” can be defined, in part as a contributor.

    Now we have alignment with: giving, “paying it forward”, good karma, synergy, and all the great, possibly uncountable, attributes of what Dr. Pappas taught me equated to virtu.


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