I'm currently watching the table read of the finale of The Office. I wanted to see how the actors reacted to the end of an era. If you didn't watch The Office, well doesn't matter (you're missing out watch it on netflix) this is all you need to know right now.
Some of the last words. Pam says, "You can find truth and beauty in the most ordinary settings. Isn't that kind of the point?"
I've noticed that youth culture (including myself) has a fear of mediocrity. But what is the meaning of that? I've seen people define it as driving to your job in a car you haven't fully paid for. Is that really the definition?
I think the fear is definitely hindering growth. Many are choosing a definition that is supposed to motivate which in turn does not maximize one's happiness. The assumption of mediocrity implies that "happiness" can only be achieved through silver skylines and crystalized coin purses.
HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO ME: You and I are constantly pressured by the fear of not living a beautiful life. Whether it be blogging or schooling or sports. Whatever. A good pressure, but it rushes our art and strains the mind.
SOLUTION: You should always remember that, as Pam said, beauty can be found in the most ordinary settings. Most importantly, truth is found in the ordinary. If you choose to see this way, our lives will always be beautiful looking back - no matter the struggle. So don't stress.
Isn't that the point?
I enjoyed writing this. I feel that it's lifting a weight and I hope it does as well for you. :)