The tall poppy syndrome is a human condition that has been present in every society since the beginning of time. It explains why we seek fairness and justify our actions by cutting others down.
Using both recent examples and case studies throughout history Dr. Doug Garland reveals the emotional damage and challenges that we, as well as all Tall Poppies, experience. It helps bring a new level of understanding to the rise in 'cancel culture' and cultural movements such as Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and even Anti-Vaxers! With over 600 citations, The Tall Poppy Syndrome is the most comprehensive book on the subject.
Why do some find joy in seeing the fall of others who have it better than us? Or who fall down stairs or get hit in the groin?
Ancient Greece called it cutting the tall wheat.
Rome called it cutting the Tall Poppy as does modern day Australia.
Holland's expression is the tallest tree catches all the wind.
Have you ever suffered from someone cutting you down when you stood tall?
Have you ever cut anyone down yourself who had moved forward?
Too big for your britches?
Read Doug's fascinating book detailing the subject: The Tall Poppy Syndrome
Find him at Douggarland.com