I don't know though... If you say 'average', then by definition roughly half of your co-workers are better than you. So you probably won't be promoted. But if you mean 'average' in the sense of 'average joe', then Joe may well have certain qualities in which his averageness lifts him above the average for the boss. Maybe he is dependable and non-threatening, or maybe the boss likes to surround himself with Average Joes because he is an Average Joe. Maybe any number of things...
Something tells me lots of you have never worked in offices before.
In high school, I was an assistant to one of the office workers there, and after a few days of working there she took someone else to do the job because I wasnt "snappy" enough in the way I executed work. I did everything right and all, but I guess it wasnt enough.
I think being smart makes you better off. Critical thinking skills can help you most of all. You get to view politicians with the understanding that their message is being condensed into sound bytes for the public while they juggle policy between the loudest and wealthiest special interests groups in an effort to stay in office long enough to promote other policy they actually believe in. You get to view the news media as a cutthroat business with very low profits that can't afford real reporters anymore and instead relies on regurgitating official statements (press releases) and either obsesses over the appearance of neutrality (so provides no analysis of these statements) or goes far over the deep end into partisanship despite being fully aware that they're reporting lies. You get to view the advertising media as a soulless machine that will stop at nothing to sell a product and knows full well that the best way to sell a product to people is by convincing them that they are broken without it. You get to know that religion is the means by which those who want your resources stir pathos in an effort to get you to give those resources to them.
Knowing all this, in my opinion, is much more helpful than it is hurtful.
Very insightful. Do you believe the world is getting better or worse?
Enneagram: 6w7 (phobic) > 2w1 > 9w1 Alignment: Neutral Good Holland Code: AIS Date of Birth: March 15, 1996 Gender: Male Political Stance: Libertarian Liberal (Arizona School/Strong BHL) ATHEIST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST HUMANIST and SCIENCE ENTHUSIAST
I say this as a reminder to myself, but this goes for everyone:
You can achieve anything you set your mind to, and you are limited only by how dedicated you are to succeed!