How much did you score”? It’s a question that definitely hurts the sentiment of a student. Then the reply comes “Only 60 percent”. Neither can you say “I am the highest scorer or even the lowest”. Now here comes the situation where you feel like a sandwich. Exactly the way veggies struggle hard in between the breads to provide the delicious feeling. Let me tell you what we are actually. We are mediocre. It’s because we score less, we are paid normal, we have a middle class lifestyle, we can never think of something too high or too low. That’s why we are termed to be mediocre and there at that moment all the confidence, determination, motivation gets shattered at once crushed into pieces.
Whether it’s about the marks obtained or the salary gained, everywhere being a mediocre fills the heart with pain. Either being a high class person or a completely low class is still good. But being a mediocre and surviving in a middle class society is like every time you are in the middle of the sky and earth. Neither you can fly high nor come down as it can hurt you more. In the beginning you are humiliated because of your results and then you struggle hard to earn your livelihood and manage somehow to have a life of comfort. But even after crossing these hurdles you still become an insomniac surviving with lots of worries as that of taxation, loan repayment, insurance, etc. haunting you all the time. Initially you had to struggle for yourself and gradually it turns out for the upcoming generation and then it continues till you carry the tag of ‘mediocre’.
After you step out of the stage of humiliation, you will encounter lots and lots of frustration in your life. It’s like both humiliation and frustration are associated with each other. In the regret of not being able to fulfil your dreams and dealing with bundles of responsibilities, anyone will get frustrated. In between the phase of humiliation and frustration, something called ‘inferiority complex’ will make its own place in your life and time to time it will keep on hitting hard. The moment you will see someone below you and try to feel a bit joyful as a part of human nature, that inferiority complex will take you in front of the people much successful and happier than you and will strike you hard.
But for a few mediocre, for the ones who really want, there comes a moment in their life when their self respect screams hard inside them. They are compelled to realize that now the time has come to show the world that even ‘mediocre’ have the right to fly high, aspire higher. Being a failure is easy, but to be a mediocre is really tough because there is nothing that inspires you from within. It’s like neither you are worthy nor worthless. I remember an instance of my life. One of my friends was a mediocre student during his school times. He was an introvert by nature and used to stay depressed all the time. Along with pursuing graduation, he was studying hard to become a CA. By the time he completed his graduation, he also gave his final exams for CA. Fortunately, he qualified securing a good rank. Presently, he is working as a Senior Associate CA in one of the top 5 MNCs in a foreign country. Through his story, I get an inspiration that ‘mediocre’ is what we have created. Every human being has that potential. If one is determined and hardworking, he/she can achieve it no doubt. Nothing can stop him/her. One just needs to have enough determination and confidence to take off the tag of being a ‘mediocre’.
Now it’s not the time to be a part of the crowd, sit quietly, be an introvert and tolerate the humiliation. The time has come to remove the tag of ‘mediocre’. Let all the scars and pain become a reason to show the world things beyond imagination. Take the tag of ‘mediocre’ as a challenge and work on it to fill the sky with colors marking your success and achievements. Work on your dreams, fulfil your wishes on your own, nurture your talent and blossom like a fresh smelling flower. Be an inspiration for the whole ‘mediocre’ folk of society, be a precedent so that next time no one judges your capability.
“Believe in yourself and the world will believe you”