Brad Wardell's views about technology, politics, religion, world affairs, and all sorts of politically incorrect topics.
Published on January 4, 2010 By Draginol In Business

One of my observations on the net is that the better known I become, the more likely someone will flame me and try to explain how much more they know than I do in one of my professional areas of expertise.

Whether this be the game industry, business, or PC software development, I increasingly will find some guy on a forum who will smugly try to tell me how much smarter than they are than I am.

Now, maybe they are smarter than I am. But strangely, what I suspect is more likely is that they think that if they can knock me down a peg that this somehow raises them up.

on Jan 05, 2010

All I know is that I'm much, much, smarter than you.

on Jan 05, 2010

if they can knock me down a peg that this somehow raises them up.

That is not really unique to you.  I think it is a symptom of the new "everyone is a winner" mentality that has swept the education system.  Of course not everyone can be, but having been told that all their lives, and never having suceeded, the only option left for them to gain self worth is to pretend they are superior to others.  And the easy way is to tear down others.

The hard way is of course to go out and suceed, but children are no longer taught that.

on Jan 05, 2010

It's common for me to see people try to put down others as a means to raise themselves. I can't help but notice how this resembles so much the concept of instead of trying to move people up in the world to bring equality it's easier to bring people down. Why make the poor rich when it's easier to make the rich poor.

on Jan 05, 2010

A man doesn't automatically get my respect. He has to get down in the dirt and beg for it.

on Jan 07, 2010

LOL Charvel1

on Jan 10, 2010

build a bridge.