This blog post discusses the difficulties of being average in a world where everyone is extraordinary.
The article talks about how society has begun to admire those with skills that are far above what most people can do, and they have forgotten to appreciate talent that is just good enough. The post discusses the idea that sometimes being average is a very special skill. We often discount those without natural talent or other greatness, and this can lead to anxiety because it seems like there’s nothing a person of “average” skills can do with their life. But just as many people are called to serve in work outside what they’re naturally skilled at, such jobs need people who don’t have any specific talents but are willing to help out where needed (from IT specialists with specialist knowledge on how computers function) all the way up through executives overseeing an entire company). In addition, some people may be more successful than others for reasons unrelated to abilities; for example, someone might succeed not because he has higher-than-average intelligence