The Mediocre Middle-Age Monster

Jin Park
Read or Die!
Published in
4 min readMay 25, 2024

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I turn thirty-six next month, and if you think that sounds like the start of a horror story, you’d be absolutely right.

But it’s not the kind of horror story where an axe-wielding psycho moves in next door. No, this is a tale of a far more insidious villain: mediocrity.

The kind that sneaks into your life dressed as routine and slowly but surely turns you into the Average Joe you…

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