I have a really hard time understanding why anyone would relish being average.
Isn't it part of our makeup to strive to be above average, or to at least strive to better ourselves, no matter what our station in life? I think of my Mom and Dad. Neither of them went to college, but they are voracious readers, and they remain curious about what is happening in the world. I am wary of anyone who limits their worldview to the familiar and comfortable, and I tend to distrust anyone who has a mind so small that they can't understand that there are many other points of view. It's a big world out there.
As Hamlet said, "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."