When did it become OK to just be OK?
Have we just re-defined success to lower levels?
Or do we just ignore problems and congratulate each other for mediocre performance. The predominant use of the word “awesome” to describe any activity is but one example.
Someone who can’t get even the basics right for an event is congratulated on an awesome job...Someone who barely maintains an organization’s or municipality’s status is saluted for an awesome term…Someone who avoids risk and therefore doesn’t make a mistake is saluted.
Is this the outcome of the “everyone gets a ribbon” generation? ….or “grade inflation?”…or just lowered expectations? Or just the impact of an economic beatdown?