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phanci3 # Posted on October 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm

The superiority issue goes both ways for me.
I think that because I try to focus on the good things in life and people and am very reluctant to critisize, judge people,spend time “talking shit” about other people and make a very serious effort to never come across as condescending when I am relaying information or giving advice that I am slightly superior to those who do spend lots of time doing those things because I don’t inflict misery or bad fortune on other people’s lives and I’m happier.
The difference is that I don’t express my feelings of superiority because of reasons stated above. It exists in my head, on the internet when I need advice for dealing with someone, and sometimes in my moms ear, but nowhere else. I hate it so much when I hear someone railing on someone else behind their back, or displaying a patronizing attitude towards someone who doesn’t know something that they do, or blabbering on about how beautiful or talented they are. Like, don’t laugh at me because I don’t know how to manually mix burnt umber right off the bat; I’ve never mixed paint in my life and you’ve been doing this for years. Why is it funny that I don’t know this? And don’t tell me how great you are, show it to me. And I can see that you are very attractive, you don’t need to announce it too.

I guess maybe its not even that I feel “superior,” just that I’ve discovered a more comfortable way to live in and perceive the world and I wish others would do the same because it would make life a lot easier for a lot of people if everyone would stop being so mean in the way they say things. I don’t even think they are aware of it, it just comes out like that. I know I can guilty of it from time to time.

I mean it goes both ways because I feel that I’ve found a better way to live, but constantly experience other people acting superior towards me for whatever reason, like the paint mixing scenario above.