Thursday, February 26, 2009

Better Than You

Today's flavor: sumatra - strong, complex, layered

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."
Others reserve their condemnations for those who have actually done them wrong...
  • "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.


  1. Hi and welcome to MBC! Great blog.

  2. Well - I have to disagree. I try very hard to look at the good in everything and everyone - but really don't think that makes me better then anyone else. I do have friends that are negative about most anything, but still love them for who they are. I'm not perfect either.
    I've been the butt of gossip - and didn't enjoy it any - do I don't do it to others.
    We're not superior - just different. If we didn't have people like you've described at the beginning of your post - but all were agreeable - life would be boring.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. You're off to a great start in the blogging world. Keep up the good work! I'd love to believe I fall into the latter category but, in reality, I'm probably a little closer to the middle group. I keep striving for that "better" group though. After all, we all need goals in life!

  4. Hilarious!! just discovered your blog on the ETSY forum thread - come on over and visit "me" when you have a chance:

  5. sumatra .... can I claim that I fall into all of the categories?

  6. I try to see the good in people and egnore the bad, but sometimes it's hard to. I also discovered your blog on the ETSY forum thread. Glad I did too :D

  7. I saw your post on twitter moms and figured this was the entry you mentioned.
    I think you did just fine~

  8. "The 80's called, they want their furniture back."
    Ha!Ha! Very funny :D


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