I react very badly when mediocrity throws a tantrum of entitlement.
I want to add something worthwhile rather than just chucking loads of stuff into the world. I don't want to feel responsible for adding to the soup of mediocrity.
Bat for Lashes
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.
All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.