‘How to deal with being mediocre?’ asks Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) in Lost in Translation, lying on the edge of the bed and looking woefully into nothingness. Here is a nice answer to an unnecessary question (from an anecdote about Alphonso Lingis on Graham Harman’s blog):
Go outside on a starry night, and try to get a sense for the vastness of the universe. Then look at your fingerprint, and consider that it’s enough to make you unique out of all of that. And then consider how much more complicated your brain is than your fingerprint. Your brain is wired to do something that nothing else in this universe can do. And if you don’t do it, it’s not going to get done.