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@JayBaer@Karen_C_Wilson It is the Crab Pot in action,
it is a way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs. Individually, the crabs could easily escape from the pot, but instead, they grab at each other in a useless "king of the hill" competition (or sabotage) which prevents any from escaping and ensures their collective demise. The analogy in human behavior is that of a group that will attempt to "pull down" (negate or diminish the importance of) any member who achieves success beyond the others, out ofenvy, conspiracy or competitive feelings. It is always working and this is just an instance where it is very visible.
3 years ago on Klout, the Super Bowl, and Our Addiction to Shooting the Messenger
@jmctigue while that is good in theory, it does not work so well in practice when your rank in google or your klout score get you hired more often.
Heather is that any different that the Oscar committee saying this movie and that actor is the "Elite" We see on Magazine Covers and TV all the time about so and so being the "Most Influential" Indy has the 40 under 40 group they are an elite group of 40, or IBJs list of women that are the "Most Influential" Every time Indy comes with one of those list I wonder by what metrics. When I have been nominated I am honored, when I don't win I feel left out, but I don't go on a negative word of mouth campaign against it.
There are always going to be those that sometimes get recognized and those that don't. There are always going to be people who feel left out, I never did get in the 40 under 40 but I am happy for those who did. I still have not been selected as "Influential Woman" like my friend @lorraineball has, but I am happy for her.
Life is not fair, we can rail against it, or we can cheer on those who do happen to get the blue and white scarf of life.