I decided that I wanted to be part of the Melania Trump Incentive, Be Best. But, what does that mean? Now I’m assuming that means the best daughter, son, wife, mother, artist, musician, writer, or spiritual person? To be the best at whatever we deem important.
So, if we follow that logic, then if we think it’s important to be just mediocre then we can strive to be the best at that.
Because, frankly, being the best person or humanitarian feels like there is a lot of work involved. I’ll leave that for the other folks out there who are stoked at being the best at things like the best human being or social activist or the top of one’s profession.
Or for instance, being the best at setting boundaries with others.
I will tell you right now I’m going to do that about half the time, maybe three-quarters of the time at best.
Recycling? Using less plastic bags? On a scale of 100 percent, probably fifty to sixty percent. Memorizing baristas’ names at Starbucks? Thirty percent.
Remembering other people’s birthdays. Mmmm…I’m going to drop that one down to ten percent on a scale of one hundred percent.
Or having a handle on this whole embodied enlightenment thing…depends on what day of the week it is. It can range from zero to about eighty percent. So if you take an average figure, I guess it would be a little above mediocre.
Which, according to this article, is good.
In other words, if you want to be the best at being something, why not let it be being the best at being just mediocre? Because then you are still being best.
It’s the best of both worlds.
Just by being here and being among the best of the best of advanced souls, we are entitled to be mediocre at anything else we want to be or do.
And when you look at how the bar has been set to an all time low for ‘being best’ in the Trump administration, mishandling things writ large right now, and is creating one of the biggest humanitarian crises in modern American history, you have to admit you’re looking pretty damned good, even when you’re just being mediocre at best.
So, relax, have another cup of coffee, or a glass of wine. Heck, drink a whole bottle. You got this.
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