Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Social ScienceSociology · 4 months ago

Why is the bar for average set so low?

In a perfect world, average would mean incredibly intelligent where most people would have at the minimum PhD's, and everyone was able to run a mile in under 5 minutes, and everyone was able to bench press 315 lbs+ for reps, everyone was ripped with a 6 pack and was incredibly in shape, everyone was a millionaire, everyone was good looking, everyone was a loyal and faithful and good partner and father/mother, was a good friend and family member, reliable, no debt, and was a good person overall. But that isn't average. How can we as a society get to the point where the bar for "average" is higher?

Update:

Everything I listed is achievable through hard work, of course not everyone will reach these impressive goals, but everyone is theoretically capable of reaching them.

Update 2:

The world would be a better place if everyone was smarter, physically healthier/in better shape, spiritually more grounded, and were overall better people

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    you seem confused as to what "average" means.

    reality dictates that at least half the population has to be below average. If half the population has a phD, the phD would be worthless. If half the population were a millionnaire, everybody who wasn't would be poor

    "The world would be a better place if everyone was smarter, physically healthier/in better shape, spiritually more grounded, and were overall better people"

    No, the world would be a better place if we didn't force millions of people into poverty and crime just to pamper a few rich people

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    For starters, slacking is not optional.

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