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The School of Life Melbourne Secular Sermons: Craig Sherborne ON BEING ORDINARY
There are two ways to be ordinary: either true ordinary or the false kind.
To be true ordinary you forgo the temptation to be better than you are. You feel no great effort in this. You feel perfectly natural and complete. False ordinary is a different matter entirely. It is an affectation you must work hard at.
The mainstream culture is comfortable with ordinary people. There are benefits therefore in holding yourself back. Beware false ordinary, embrace the true. How can you tell which is which, though?
Extraordinary memoirist, novelist and writer-of-all trades Craig Sherborne tackles the question of ordinariness – its various kinds, what it means, and how to use (or fake) it to your advantage.