"All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy."
- Scott Alexander
For most, college is a proving ground for future employment and opportunities. If you want to demonstrate yourself as a productive member of society (or any team), then surely you must agree that stating, “I want to do the bare minimum to survive” or “I do as little as possible to be average” is not going to get you very far. My best advice here is to always aim for excellence.
My Style: My classroom is generally tough and, as such, I drive out those who have this attitude as quickly as possible.