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Why one believes they are Greater or Better than another ...

  1. Hazel Abee profile image76
    Hazel Abeeposted 2 years ago

    Why one believes they are Greater or Better than another ...

    I simply can not find the answer, I know we need to have self appreciation in order to achive confidence but ego sets in . People believe they are better in everything. Some even compete with their parents and siblings in order to be right. Even in matters of .. Dinner .. they want their choice to be heard and chosen because they are good at decision making. So all this while the parents or elder siblings made wrong decisions ?? I wonder

  2. connorj profile image77
    connorjposted 2 years ago


    The "dozier" usually begins with feelings of being disadvantaged primarily because the person(s) or unit's thinking of externalization to another person(s) or unit usually through prejudgment rather than logical thinking, if you will. When opportunity knocks and the person or entity becomes more powerful it generalizes more extensively and significantly. Indeed, it can also manifest
    significantly when it becomes identified as a cause or solution to an unacceptable social issue or unfair practice. Once it masticizes to something similar to a national or even international priority usually a genocide follows.
    It should be noted, during times of a recession, people are inclined to find someone to blame for their misfortune (Hamburg, 2008). In Hamburgs’s words, “a sharp economic downturn can create a sense of crisis that makes a population ready to scapegoat a vulnerable out-group and softens popular reluctance to kill others”.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Fascinating. The feelings of having been disadvantaged are at the core then? On an individual level, what if the disadvantage perceived in youth is not a perception, but the truth? Does it manifest in the same way, but in microcosm?

    2. connorj profile image77
      connorjposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It indeed can and usually does; however, in many situations the person succumbs in some manner to the injustice.

    3. Hazel Abee profile image76
      Hazel Abeeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      what i understand from your reply .. is  'disadvantaged' succumbing to the powerful ..   and the powerful becomes leader of the disadvantaged .... Right !!

    4. connorj profile image77
      connorjposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps, since the advantage is in their court; however, not always, there are many factors that come into play (i. e. American Revolution)... One cannot over-simplify...

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    Everyone has an ego whether they admit it or not.
    It's human nature to compare ourselves to others in areas (we) consider to be important. This may be physical attributes, material toys, or prestige.
    There's more satisfaction knowing they are #1 as opposed to everyone being equal. In fact equal means parity, mediocrity, or "average" to a lot folks. The belief is competition brings out our best.
    The equality most people seek is really about having an (equal opportunity) to be "special". They want to be envied, looked up to, and admired. Being able to impose their will on others is important.
    There is a reason why we have various reviews for (top) colleges, 5 star hotels and restaurants, traveling first class, tailor made suits, big houses, huge 80" or larger flat screen TVs, GPA grades as opposed to pass/fail. Some people would hate life without rankings!
    Seeing others living "the good life" is a motivation for some people.
    Championships are all about determining who is the BEST.
    Sadly many folks have to believe they are better than others in order to feel good about themselves. It's always been that way.

  4. word55 profile image73
    word55posted 2 years ago

    Very good question. It is normal to compete with such belief among family, friends, co-workers and strangers. It's good for self-esteem that may be needed. It starts from infancy to kindergarten, sports on up through schooling, church and continues on jobs. All we should do is strive to be the best at whatever we do but should not hold back love, respect and appreciation for others because everyone has their own uniqueness. We can all benefit from each other at some point and time.

    1. Hazel Abee profile image76
      Hazel Abeeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Kindergarten and school reminds me of the bullies ....

  5. xInspiredx profile image60
    xInspiredxposted 2 years ago

    I've known many people like that and when they act that way I ask, when you are around me why do you think you have to try and impress me? I never have gotten an answer but they do think about it. Sometimes it makes me wonder who made them feel less, you know not good enough, whether it was from their childhood or as a grown adult and now they're just out to prove a point.

    1. Hazel Abee profile image76
      Hazel Abeeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Impressing is one way to look at it , like a boy to a girl .... but for most it is simply ... "I'm always right " kind of thing ..

  6. Evane profile image61
    Evaneposted 2 years ago

    I think it is just a state of mind. No one really is greater than another. We are all humans in the first place. We all die.