Look at life as a malleable construct, an ever-willing co-conspirator, that is designed and defined by your intentions, aspirations and deliberate choices. There is unlimited energy here. Mediocre is merely a transient event. Look again.
There’s a general notion that investing ten thousand hours in the practice or training of something will afford us the mastery of said skill, ability, or practice.
In our culture, and seemingly in many on the planet, we have an unnatural bent toward violence, defensiveness, struggle, battling and fighting for our values, beliefs, sovereignty and space.