I’ve grown weary of the American fascination with mediocrity.
This fascination with mediocrity makes things like driving from this continent to Europe along a sandy beach seem completely possible because as a collective we applaud every idea, no matter the inanity behind it.
I am all for divergent thinking, which often begins with believing in the impossible and perhaps even the seemingly insane.
What I am not for is refusing to challenge ideas.
Ideas become better when they are honed by a whetstone.
Having an idea is a wonderful thing, but if we never push the thinker to the next step in the progression, we end up with a country full of people who think that their initial ideas are the pinnacle of thinking. When we all think that and never push ourselves to think better, to be better, we end up spiraling swiftly down toward mediocrity and wallowing there in it, believing we are in the ether when where we really are is the mud.