I think it's interesting because, when you're dealing with mediocrity, you always have a choice whether to accept it or dismiss it. So I'm not sure how I feel about that first one, but I do know you cannot know the extraordinary without first marinating in mediocrity, if only for a moment. Once you know what mediocrity is, you can identify it and subsequently dismiss it. But then again, I know plenty of people who choose to marinate in it--even after they know what it is.
I think I would rather show my daughter these:
And one of my favorites (because I love Sartre, and I hope DD will too):