Acceptable. Adequate. Decent. Reasonable. Satisfactory. Sufficient. Tolerable.

We are confronted with mediocrity every single day. At our local coffee shop. In the workplace. In cinemas. Restaurants. We endure. Either because we couldn’t care less or because we’re resigned. Calling mediocrity out when we encounter it makes us seem like awful, snotty people.

So here’s the thing. If you have a higher standard for yourself and others around you, it doesn’t make you the bad guy. Putting up with it though makes you complicit. And equally to blame.

Don’t play nice. The world deserves better.


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