How to be Mediocre

Not everyone can be special, so should we embrace our mediocrity? Manuela Saragosa investigates the appeal of being average.

Not everyone can be special, so should we embrace our mediocrity? Manuela Saragosa investigates the appeal of being average. She talks to mediocrity advocates and bloggers Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui from Alberta in Canada, and Mark Manson in the US. But what happens when whole societies embrace mediocrity at the expense of excellence? Italian philosopher Gloria Origgi explains the concept of 'kakonomics' - the economics of being bad.

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