A random little thought occurred to me while eating a particularly boring soup this afternoon for my lunch: salt is becoming like mediocrity.
People think the more you use it, the better off we’ll be. When you go out to a big-chain, sit-down restaurant, everything you put in your mouth is salted to death. Practically half the flavor of everything you eat is just salt. It is the same with mediocrity. People encourage mediocrity in society, feigning it as equality. The greatness of people is covered up by the mediocre, the want to celebrate all people, and therefore celebrate the lowest common denominator so no one feels left out. In the culinary field, salt is encouraged as the go-to for quick and easy flavor enhancement for all foods; no need to learn the finer seasonings which could make an okay dish spectacular. So long as everything is palatable, everyone wins.
The seasonings are like the talented of society. They are being thrown to the wayside as unnecessary, and even shunned as pompous. Seasonings can be expensive, they require a more honed finesse and expertise to use, and they make an okay dish into a magnificent adventure of the taste buds. But why encourage such things like being better when all foods can just be salted into something acceptable and mass-producible? In the same way, the talented people of the world set a higher standard for other people, especially in the school setting. These talented people go to school longer, to hone their skills to the highest caliber, making their salaries more expensive to pay. If given the chance and not held back by the status quo of intelligence, they can reach beyond the stars of human knowledge and better the lives of all those people in this world. But for the possible cost of lowering the self-esteem of a few mediocre minds, all these brilliant people are held back, and so society suffers, just as the dinner menu does.
People, stop eating salt. It’s a half-ass cooking job, not good cooking. And when you taste that truly seasoned steak and potatoes with a little touch of salt and plenty of onion and garlic and parsley, you’ll never go back.
People, stop encouraging mediocrity. The mediocre minds of this world do not stimulate our future, they hold it back. Those who cannot comprehend quantum physics can find other lines of work. Do not deny those who can develop new quantum theories simply for the sake of the feelings of those people who can’t. It’s not worth our future to demean superior intellects. And when we have released the bonds of higher education and understanding from these incredible minds, we’ll never revert back again.