Secretly, we all like to feel a bit superior - don't we? Admit it. You've been known to enjoy the occasional ego-boost at someone else's expense.
Of course, there are different degrees of this.
Some people criticize everyone they see...
- "Holy crap, look at that hair."
- "She should not be wearing those pants."
- "The 80's called, they want their furniture back."
- "Look at how this idiot is driving."
- "Their kids are so spoiled."
- "That cow stole my parking spot!"
- "If she thinks her flirting is working on my man, she's just as stupid as she is trashy."
- "Well, of course, she doesn't like me - her face looks like a saddle - I'm practically Angelina next to her. "
- "I'm thrilled not to be invited - spare me a night of discussing American Idol while being treated to a bowl of chex party mix."
Then there are those who see the best in everyone, are generous as elastic-waist pants, and possessed of unflinching empathy. You'll never catch these highly evolved models of integrity engaging in petty gossip, throwing around insults, or casting stones. As much as I enjoy my own snarky disposition, witty observations and long-cultivated point of view, I am in awe of these people. They really are just so, well, superior. They are better than me. They are better than you. Do you think they know? Uh, yeah, they know...and secretly, they are enjoying a little ego-boost at your expense.