Before and after reactions to achievement.

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. alian346 profile image70
    alian346posted 6 years ago

    Before and after reactions to achievement.

    When you achieve something major in your life why do certain people say 'I knew you could do it' even though beforehand they would either say nothing or 'You're never going to be able to do that'?

  2. maggi1612 profile image57
    maggi1612posted 6 years ago

    ..because everyone wants to be associated with people who are successful..success lures people!When the ideas of people go wrong ,they are bound to look foolish hence they have no choice but to support you..

  3. rlaha profile image71
    rlahaposted 6 years ago

    I agree with maggie1612. Everyone wants to be associated with successful people. Also, I think that those people don't want to admit the hurtful things they might have said before so they say that they knew you could do that.

  4. d.william profile image68
    d.williamposted 6 years ago

    People in general are down right rotten to the core and if someone else thinks of a new idea, a new project, or attempts to better themselves, those who are jealous, lazy, and wished they were in that positions themselves, will always be negative and non supportive. 
    As soon as that person achieves something major those negative non supporters suck up to them in hopes of getting some of their "trickle down" success.   Much like the GOP mentality sucking up to the wealthy in hopes of getting a few free crumbs from their hoarding, or earn some extra money from them to buy their support and loyalty.

  5. cherriquinn profile image76
    cherriquinnposted 6 years ago

    Hi there Ian.    Fear my dear I think plays a huge part in either saying nothing or relaying doubts, and then as others have pointed out feeling the need to be associated with success and therefore reinforcing that by "I knew you could do it" We mortal human beings are full of insecurities about what we should or should not say or do. Shame really.

  6. calpol25 profile image68
    calpol25posted 6 years ago

    Thanks for this question Ian, I always get people saying that to me when I achieve something and then beforehand you get plenty of negativity x

    Some really great answers x

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)