Friday, July 06, 2012

HT Mockingbird: Redefining Success and Celebrating the Ordinary

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/your-money/redefining-success-and-celebrating-the-unremarkable.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/your-money/redefining-success-and-celebrating-the-unremarkable.html?pagewanted=2&_r=2

A couple of years ago I wrote about the liberation of being average:

http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2010/10/liberation-of-being-average.html
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2010/11/liberation-of-being-average-part-2.html

The prospect of having to be special all the time can be a miserable expectation and it may be fitting this NYT article showed up in the weeks after Pixar's new film Brave got released. Let me playfully suggest that the fantasy setting of the new film can be held to correspond to the fantasy futures parents often envision for their children, futures that often can't exist because the world into which the children are hoped to grow up will never materialize.

This week is more of a week of links.

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