Monday, October 24, 2011

I crave for Mediocrity

  • Mediocre 
  • Ordinary 
  • Unexceptional 
  • Typical

Some of the classifications which we all want to break free of. Everyone wants to make their mark in this world. To stand out from the crowd. To Boldly go where No Man/Woman has gone before.

I have a friend who inspires me to think differently. 

Her daily struggle is to be Ordinary, not to stand out from the crowd.
She craves to be one of the millions of faces who you forget as soon as you see them.

She desires no special attention. She wants to be just one of the Gang.

Honouring her wishes, I will not share her profile or her blog link here, as I would be then doing the exact opposite of what she wants.

She is an Autistic and an ORDINARY human being.

You know who you are.

P.S. : Just a humble request to all. Treat everyone as your equal and as Bill and Ted said: Be Excellent to each other.



Meera said...

A very sensitive post! None of us think about those who want to be ördinary" coz we are all overgrown kids trying to seek attention. My best wishes to you on Diwali. You have touched a chord in my heart by writing about your friend!

Pooja Abhay said...

I don't know if I want to be ordinary but yeah in today's world I think that is an unique and thought-provoking idea..One of a kind.Nice!

Nitin Jain said...

Interesting line of thought and the picture. The extra ordinary desire to remain ordinary, is amusing and extra ordinary in itself !!

Vishal Kataria said...

The photo is great. Is it stating that many of us don't know our identity or the face behind our mask?

Unknown said...

I really doubt if this philosophy would work in real world. But, it would make the world a better place.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

A very nice message indeed!!

Unknown said...

Quite a heartwarming story i must say. In a world where we're just monkeys wrapped in suits, begging for the approval of others. The desire to be normal is extraordinary !!

Anonymous said...

nice depiction for being ordinary....
I truly believe that attention seekers have a sole motive of being extraordinary...which usually leaves them with a negative be ordinary but with a high self esteem...

Rajendra Raikwar said...


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