People are not always expecting, providing, or receiving high-quality products and services. Sometimes a business deal or a commitment involves (consciously or unconsciously) attaining a low-quality or average outcome. This is known as Kakonomics.
For many people, the concept of 'mediocre' is good enough, as the price or effort to be of a superior or high-standard is not worth it, or is inconvenient.
Getting off the 'hamster wheel' or the 'rat race' and just breathing is an option that no one talks about, as everyone is into doing more, sacrificing health and sleep for productivity and their perceived notions of success.
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