Mediocrity is unevenness or it can also be referred to average intelligence. It differs radically from genius. Though mediocrity is the major part in all spheres- whether it is in intelligence of people, the living standard, the life style, fashion or trend, it is at times ridiculed by the so called above average people. According to Ayn Rand, ‘mediocrity does not mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its better. An adage is in vogue which states that” in a city where everyone is naked, one who wears clothes is a fool”.
So, its ridiculous because ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. Mediocrity is good for those who do not want to take any risks in life even for achieving great heights and living a meaningful life. Mediocrity is thus a smooth sail for them without any adventure. It is like climbing a molehill without sweating. If you want to lead just an ordinary life, be a mediocre.