You probably think that you’re cooler than me

I’m better than you. You get that from people and your big question is, really now, are you? How much better? That is my question. You work with someone or you meet someone who talks down to you. I think the best move is to simply accept that they could be right. They certainly know more about something than you do.

The problem with acting superior is very simple. As soon as you start to act superior, someone wants to prove you wrong. Someone wants to prove that you are not in fact better than they are. You’re not all that. You think you are, but you’re not.

Reasons people think that they are better than you:
1. You’ve read more books than other people.
2. You’ve read better books than others.
3. You have better taste in clothes.
4. You are younger.
5. You have a better car.
6. You have better taste in art.
7. You are a bohemian; they’re merely middle class.
8. You are smarter.
9. You don’t shop at Walmart.
10. You are vegan.
11. You are vegetarian.
12. You shop at Trader Joes and Whole Foods. They shop at Food 4 Less and Walmart.
13. You speak more than one language, they barely speak English.
14. They didn’t go to an Ivy League school, you did.
15. They didn’t go to college at all, you did.
16. They have fake jewelry.
17. They have big fake jewelry.
18. They drink too much.
19. They don’t drink and not drinking makes you boring.
20. They live with their mother. You would never live with your mother.
21. Their taste in music sucks. They listen to Air Supply, Jefferson Starship, the Bee Gees, they listen to opera for god’s sakes. They listen to Yanni. Their music makes you sick.
22. They wear clothes that make them look like a whore.
23. Their taste in clothing is terrible; polyester went out and somehow they didn’t get the memo.
24. They have a nasty haircut.
25. They have a huge beard and let’s face it large beards say one thing, “I don’t want to have sex with anyone.”
26. They have a whole look with their clothes and hair that says, I don’t care a bit about how I look which again says, “I don’t want to have sex with anyone.”
27. They don’t understand that looking like they don’t want to have sex with anyone makes them a Loser!
28. They don’t listen to you when you give them advice.
29. They’re ugly and stupid.
30. They refuse to acknowledge that you are better than them.

When you start to think you are better than anyone, you’re probably wrong. And, here is the thing, you are not going to make any friends. In fact, people are going to think you are a giant douche bag.

In the immortal words of Mark Twain,
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

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