My dear,

Sometimes I ponder whether or not being liked and admired in a mediocre world means what we think it means. Doesn’t a mediocre world champion the most mediocre people it has? Wouldn’t a truly triumphant person be hated in a mediocre world? And if a truly victorious person is hated in such a world, what does that say about those who are praised and called successful by it?

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

…Maybe it’s not such a great thing afterall, this being successful thing.

Falsely yours,
Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin