Would You Rather Be Mediocre Or Stupid? Tough one, eh? What’s the biggest reason for us not taking risks to do the impossible? Looking stupid right? So the best way to avoid looking stupid is run from risk. Play it safe. You know, be mediocre. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.