Epic Shmepic

We've become so loose in the tongue that even the smallest of achievements have become epic. But what is epic? Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey" are epic. Beowulf is epic. The design you saw last night on Dribbble is not epic. The new hot design conference you attended last month is not epic. But this is just the way I see it. Language has always adapted to each generation. But how long will the value of our words last when we start calling mediocrity epic?