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Why do some people think they are better than the rest of us

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Orright, orright, it's time to play Devil's advocate. Some people really ARE better than the rest of us.

How can you and I claim equality with Christian Barnard, who developed heart transplant surgery; or Sam Clemens, who continues to bring joy to generations of people; or Bill Gates and Steve Jobs who put a computer into every home? And they're just a few more-or-less ordinary people and don't even approach the achievements of the Newtons, Einsteins, Teslas, Galileos, and Edisons of the world.

The fact is we don't have two groups of people we could label "Good" and "Not good". People can be arranged along a very long line according to their degree of "goodness" (or "achievements") and most of us are clustered somewhere in the middle. There will be people a little bit better or worse, and there will be people who are a lot better or worse.

So if somebody thinks s/he is better than me, that's fine. She may well be. Or perhaps not. I don't really mind either way.

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I think you are the only one to "get" what this Q is asking.
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I'm not sure the Questioner really understands their own question, but Dodgy -- you definitely gave the true answer.
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premise covered
well done
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Star...especially the bit about "I don't really mind either way."
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I'm just going to cut through all of it and say "Everyone is better than me"...that way it's all settled. :)
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Hi All. Just noticed the comments on this. Must have been Sincerity's comment that brought it up. My notifications haven't been working very well today. Thank you all for the comments.
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because they have no life

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Your comment doesn't even make sense.
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meh
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Wow! Haha you're so correct!
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xD
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Yes iamnotyou is correct.
And it helps boots their confidence.

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Yes I'm taking about you howlinwolf
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Bc that's how they were rasied

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Because, they think that if they look better then any person around them then it'll make he/she look like there cool and the other person will look like a complete clown. But, the only fool there fooling is themselves.

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Because they want to have more power and money/fame than others and + it makes some people feel good.

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Awesome. Thanks. I'll put it in my profile. (For my questions only) :)
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Because its just a feeling and some people feel it more than others

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Because their all caught up in there selves. some people think that if you dont dress a certain way or act a certain way your know good, but this is far from the truth.

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If you come to realize it they're just jealous so when you try to play with them they ignore you feeling they are un top of the world..... Something like that

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Ego

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What is "Ego?"
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I dont really know how to explain it but here is an example. When someone thinks they are better than another by looks or money they usually have a big ego.
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you are the most powerful person in the world look in the mirrow an say im golden an you surround yourself with people who are great like you.

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Because they are suffering from inferiority complex and may be due to sense of insecurity.

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That's the opposite. People with inferiority complex have low self-esteem issues. They think they're not as good as anyone else.
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It means you think yourself to be better than others.
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@Horselover: Aijaz is correct. People with low self-esteem (or an inferiority complex) often try to bolster their own sense of self-importance by criticising other people and (in the terms of this question) by claiming to be "better" than others. It's a bit like "little man syndrome" when small guys try to throw their weight around, bullying others. They can be pretty obnoxious.
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So, technically, people with inferiority complex think their not as good as anyone else. But to make themselves feel better, they ACT like they are better than everyone else and criticize others. Am I correct?
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Very often, Horselover.
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Thank you all for your valued comments.
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@horselover96: You are partially right. People with an inferiority complex have a low self-esteem. That is true. But they compensate by acting superior to make themselves feel better. I find that people who act superior, and say they are better than you really feel the opposite inside.
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@labetchgirl, That's what I just said, actually.
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Ignorance.

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Value is based on your brain power and willingness to contribute to the world

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Ignorance.

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Some people are better

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Dear Jameshamack,
Here is a quote that fits for me:

"I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me."
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Poet, philosopher, and scientist

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I'll *hic* drink to that...
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wow that's a great quote!
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One I love also, RomanceMan...

And Dozy (as Abraham Lincoln said of General Grant), will you please send me a good supply of the brand you are drinking?
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I wonder if that's the same as, "I'll have what she's having?" (When Harry Met Sally.)

Lincoln had some great quotes. I loved his description of General Sheridan. You'll have to Google it for the exact words but it went something like, "He was a little stump of a man with a neck too short to hang him and arms so long that he could tie his bootlaces without bending his knees."
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You know even more of that great US president than I, Dozy...that description of General Sheridan is a great quote, and just sounds so like Lincoln...
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Because I am better than you. It's that simple.

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Because we ar-I mean, I have no idea.

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