The Life Of An Average Person.

Tim Denning
3 min readNov 23, 2018
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If you ever want to be average, then you don’t have to try very hard.

If you don’t consciously choose what you want, you’ll fall for the default option of ‘average.’

It sounds okay. It sounds bearable. There’s something fundamentally missing though.

The life of an average person looks like this:

  1. Be born into a normal family that buys a new home and a new car because you were born
  2. Enter kindergarten with a diet problem and blame it on bad genes
  3. Be taken to school interviews by your parents and be told that the school you get into will define your future
  4. Go through school thinking that all that matters is grades
  5. High school sweetheart dumps you because you’ve grown apart
  6. Now in college. Booze, sex and more booze
  7. Choose a random career based on what the salary is
  8. Work in that job for a few years and then say “The Company Sucks”
  9. Repeat “The Company Sucks” after quitting three more jobs
  10. Decide that the Internet must be right and become an entrepreneur
  11. Build a startup with your savings or money from your parents
  12. Watch the startup crumble and then blame it on “the market” or your co-founder you met at college
  13. Go back to the workforce with a chip on your shoulder and think that “If only I had money, all my problems would be easier to solve”
  14. Treat colleagues at work like crap because your life sucks since both your career and the startup you created failed
  15. Find a partner at either work or in your friendship group and start dating
  16. Think that how the relationship is in the first year is how it will be for the rest of your lives
  17. Get married because everyone else is doing it
  18. Buy a house you can’t afford and get into debt
  19. Use the equity in your mortgage to buy an investment property because that’s what all the smart, rich people at work and who’ve written books say to do
  20. Go on endless holidays…
Tim Denning

Aussie Blogger with 500M+ views — Writer for CNBC & Business Insider. Inspiring the world through Personal Development and Entrepreneurship —

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