As adults we should be beyond the stages of saying: I don't know or shrugging our shoulders when someone asks why we do something, especially if maybe we don't want to face up to what we are doing or accept responsibility for it.
I tell my students: Know the who, what, where, when, how, and why and stand by it. There's no time for wishy washiness. Gray area living is so completely unfulfilling. I think many of us resort to it because it's an indirect way of not accepting responsibility or being accountable.
It's a passive way of playing the victim and indirectly saying one doesn't have enough confidence in him/herself and direction in life to take a stand for what is or isn't being done.
As moral standards in our society decrease, too many of us resign our lives to the less than—less than in giving our best, less than in doing our best, less than in being our best, and less than in expecting the best. We're resigning our lives to a mediocrity that is killing our resilience.
The greater than is attainable but it does mean that we will have to curtail some bad habits like wasting time, not being focused, and making excuses.
Let's LIVE in the greater than!
That's my twenty-nine cents. Blessings.