I see a tendency amongst many people to not be a part of the crowd. To be unique, and special in some way. This tendency is an important self-esteem booster for some people who need something to feel superior.
Not a long back, I shared this tendency. I wanted to be better at my work and continuously refine myself to achieve a better sense of perspective about everything.
Now, I have no such desire. I actually want to be a part of the crowd. To earn normal level salary, send kids to a good school, and lead a good life. No quest for excellence or wisdom. Just a quest for eternal ‘feel-good’ timepass.
Let others be great and take tension for it.
I will just escape a short snigger when people who are already great will tell others never to let go of your dreams and shit.