What wrong with mediocre? It mean ordinary, what most folks are. Ordinariness best kine quality. Look how mediocre man live — quiet, lazy, no bother others. T’ink ’bout digestion, making love, lying on beach. What better dan dat? Mediocre man understand life short, live while can. All dat other stuff — genius, originality, work, work — fo’ da birds!

Song of the Exile by Kiana Davenport

And, outside the rigid “Missionary Crowd,” the white men yield to the climate and the sun, and no matter how busy they may be, are prone to dance and sing and wear flowers behind their ears and in their hair.

– “Good-Bye, Jack,” The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii by Jack London