Sometimes average is good.

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13 Responses to Sometimes average is good.

  1. Mark says:

    so true

  2. Michael says:


  3. Mr. D says:

    is this deep or what

  4. Librarian1968 says:

    This blog rocks.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This kinda touched on by Allan Botton in his very insightful Status Anxiety.

  6. Dave Wheeler says:

    Usually “average” is only comfortable. (I find it interesting that the picture shows “average” at the bottom of a trough … or is it a “rut”?)

    If you want to achieve something outstanding, it is important to note that “comfortable” or “average” is not always “good”.

  7. Atunu says:

    I wonder when a person reaches the lower saturation point :) Anyone care to explain?

  8. Shadowbird says:

    Seems to me to be a difference thing. The more different from the majority you do, the more you get mocked.

  9. KG says:

    Is that an upside-down bell curve?

    I’m not a statistician or anything (can you tell?), I’m just curious because it so accurately depicts this situation.

    Atunu and shadowbird:
    I think this illustrates the “tall poppy” syndrome, as its known in Australia, or “the nail that sticks up gets hammered down” syndrome, as it’s known in Japan

  10. Marc Johns says:

    This is soooo good. Everything on youe blog is good. Truly brilliant! Keep ’em coming!

  11. Leesa Barnes says:

    You’ve inspired me today:

  12. ank says:

    this changed my mindset if not my life. simply AMAZING.

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