Life’s great highs and terrible lows… and the often disregarded and ridiculed steady-mids

Does Kanwal Rekhi really need to belittle Phani’s decision as ‘chicken-shit’ (“lack of proverbial b..s”), that too, retrospectively… while congratulating someone?

Is monetary growth and scale (big, bigger, biggest) the only way to define ‘success’? Is ‘what could have been’ always the yardstick of how good something was?

Some context on this perspective. The steady-mids are often completely disregarded, and worse, ridiculed.

1. From Elon Musk, who is in a mess right now due to this tweets. But this is from his mid-2017 twitter timeline.

2. An article from the New York Times: You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K. – “The most meaningful lives are often not the extraordinary ones. They’re the ordinary ones lived with dignity”.

3. “The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents”, by William Martin.

4. In Praise of Mediocrity: The pursuit of excellence has infiltrated and corrupted the world of leisure. (New York Times)