What is a Tall Poppy and why do so many people want to cut them down?

  1. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    What is a Tall Poppy and why do so many people want to cut them down?

    What can the tall poppy do, to avoid being cut down?

  2. lafamillia profile image79
    lafamilliaposted 6 years ago

    Cutting down the "tall poppies” is a British expression for tearing down people who stand out because of their success.

    "Tall poppies", can be avoided of cutting down by avoiding their standing out, and by NOT expressing their success so much.

  3. aka-dj profile image75
    aka-djposted 6 years ago

    Aussies are renowned for cutting down tall poppies.

    I recon it's a jealousy thing. Mediocrity always feels threatened when outshone by success. When one achieves success, in whatever field, others who don't are somehow made to feel inferior, and rather than be inspired, or challenged to do better, it's easier for them to try and cut down.

    It's a typical knee-jerk reaction.

    What can the "tall poppy" do about it? I recon, don't even bother with it.
    Whenever someone is doing well, they will surely attract critics. These self same critics often never achieve anything of value in their own right.

    I like the question. Thanks.

 
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