What is mediocrity?
What does it mean to never make it to the extremes, neither worst nor the best?
Like this path up the mountains
That neither outlines the sleek beauty of the sunset
Like the highest of architecture aesthetics do
Nor does it dissolve into its surroundings
Becoming one with the beauty it helps us reach
Held by stones and roots of trees
Trodden by footsteps on the mountain soil
It is just there
like an ugly reminder
to the traveller and the sunset lover
Of the service it dispels to them
It is ugly because it demands attention
instead of commanding awe . . .
Ego. More than anything else makes the foundation stone of mediocrity. Ego demands attention, reminds of its ephemeral utility in the ugliest manners possible. Remember this ugly path, just like this!
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