"Mediocrity" is your way of saying that others have the possibility of Be-ing inferior to you so you can keep them at "arm's length" instead of opening up possibility.
"Mediocrity" is your way of telling all of us that 'you' are endowed with the right to pass judgment (play the wild card) on all of us whenever your 'territory' gets threatened or you get uncomfortable.
Now that's Be-ing mediocre!
In the 70s, I heard a minister in San Diego, Terry Cole-Whitaker, say that "What you think of me is none of my business". She was right. The only "reference point" you have is where 'you' stand. What you see in others around you is 'you'. So, what you have to say about others is more about you than it is about "your target".
Sad to say, but most people spend their lives deflecting possibility by "passing judgment" and defending territory as if that is who they are. And, they don't even know that they don't know they're doing it.
Have you ever heard the phrase "it takes one to know one"? It's true! The only thing you see in the 'others' around you is 'you'. 'You' see your 'reference point' in everyone around you. That's the way it is.
The real problem is that you think it's them, over there, screwing with you. ~ LMFAO
Can you say mediocrity?!
The good news is that eventually you will judge everybody to be mediocre and then you will be left with looking at 'you'. Then and only then will you 'open up possibility' for you. As I said earlier, "it takes one to know one".
When you 'love' somebody, it's 'you' projecting 'love' (you) on to them. It can't be anything else. 'You' are the 'reference point' 'love'. You are where what you call 'love' comes from. 'You' are the one who calls what you're 'feeling' 'love'. They are just a 'place-holder' for your love. You should thank them for Be-ing there and allowing you to do that. It's for your benefit that you project your 'love' on to them, not theirs. If your 'love' is anything else, then it's not your 'love', it's manipulation. To expect them to love you back in the same way and at the same time is ludicrous!
We all play the "wild card" when it suits us. Welcome to the human race. Intelligence is not playing the 'wild card' when you get uncomfortable.
We are all mediocre!