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'Mediocre people hang out with other mediocre people because A+ folks avoid them', says loss-making CRED CEO Shah

Jaya Vishwakarma
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"Sir, some of us don't assign grades to our friends." That's what a user replied after fintech unicorn CRED CEO Kunal Shah commented that mediocre people hang out with other mediocre individuals because A+ folks avoid them.

In a recent post on X (formerly Twitter), Shah said, "Mediocre people often have a clear tell: you'll often see them hanging out with other mediocre people, probably because A+ folks avoid them."

Netizens reaction


The post, which now has over 1.2 million views and more than 2,400 likes, garnered widespread attention. People were unhappy with his remarks and criticized him in the comments section. 

"Calling all A+ folks! This man is lonely and sad and needs help," a user wrote.

"Lol, who grades their friends? Do you maintain an Excel sheet with grades for people you know?" another asked.

"You don’t know if someone is mediocre or A+ until you see their character during wartime. Everything else is just superficial judgment and utterly useless," a third commented.

"'A+' and 'mediocre' are definitions suited for corporate or organizations and best left there. There is no need to generalize and apply them to the entire population," a fourth remarked.

"doesn’t correlate with real life for me — people hang out more based on their value systems than anything else and within that they might seek folks at their level ( A or D-) for a particular thing they are doing. i hope i dont personally blanket label people at A+ or D- and explore everyone for what they are / bring. besides supposedly a+ people by some definition maybe total douchebags …often true …and are best avoided," a fifth explained.