I like this entry. It reminds me that to live it take life moment by moment and enjoy every and all things, not just the things you are "supposed" to enjoy as dictated by others (prime example: Liberia).
I am Christian as well, and often times I'm frustrated by the actions of some churches or others with my faith, but I have to remind myself that each person will be different. A human is still a human no matter what their personal/spiritual beliefs are, but organized religion does sometimes drive me crazy.
So, I enjoyed the picture and I kind of wish I was in Africa with a French TV right about now in a cheap hotel. But, alas, I'm not. I don't know if you've been up here before, I'd be surprised if you haven't but stop by Fairbanks, Alaska sometime if you can manage. Even if you have been, the beauty of Alaska is always worth checking out again as is the beauty of every corner of the world. After all, what's the point in only seeing something great once or twice? I'm sure you can feel the Creator's magnificence every time you see a stunning view or see happiness on the people living in the area.
A very good post in my opinion. Too bad most of us (me included) are bad at following your advice to ignore most of these things. I was watching some wolves a few days ago in a Wild Life Sanctuary. The Tall Poppy syndrome was sorta' there too. One wolf acted like he was the big dog, and the others got together and put him in his place. In my opinion we are like wolves, or most other pack type creatures. I doubt our society will ever be peaceful or homogeneous. Not sure that is really a bad thing. Life would be pretty boring then, I think. It would just be nice if people would stop killing each other, such a waste.
Your google ads now make you part of the Opium $$ Syndrome or Al-Kada
Small Poppy Pods In Stockwww.morpoppy.comShipping Daily - High Quality Cheap Pricing - Mold Free Poppies
Poppies Are All We Sell.
Poppy Seeds For Sale. Huge Papaver Seed Selection!
Poppies Delivery Free www.poppyseeddreams.com
A collection of the world's most extraordinary poppy flower seeds
Poppies poppies poppies...sounds like your in OZ
bring back some flying monkeys
the drumbeats of Africa calls again,
i look forward to hearing your reports of a Continents with so much potentail,
but . . . . .
People want people to listen to them. Nobody wants to be a regular sized poppy, who would even look at you let alone listen? There is often no better way to feel like you prop yourself up then by pulling someone else down -- chopping off their poppy heads.
When someone tries to tall poppy me I just walk away. Lots of people try to tall poppy people, it is almost a requisite for conversation amongst strangers around the world -- people measure each other up to see who will listen to them. I am a good listener, I listen to my friends when they talk, I believe it is a part of friendship to do so. But I don't have the energy for dealing with tall poppy talk from people I just meet. I like to keep my head about me.
Good entry, it really brings up a central issue in human interaction.
Thank you for another amazing post, Andy.
Recently I found out we live in the Local Group (which is made up of our galaxy the Milky Way and 40 or so other smaller galaxies that circle it) - and the Local Group is one of many such groups, all of which make up the Local Supercluster.
The Local Supercluster is just one of many superclusters of groups.
How many planets are out there? How many shores with beautiful beings in pink bikinis standing upon them smiling?
How many travelers recording their adventures?
Thank you, Andy. Thank you.
Andy, this is one of your very best posts. Mark
BRAVO Andy, One of the best "raves" I've read and WOW so TRUE and your creative name "the Tall Poppy Syndrome" is one of a kind, at least I've never heard of such a term. And after all the teachings of all the organized religions I'm SURE that GOD / the Superior Being which insures GOOD is more powerful than EVIL must be having a roaring laugh at the human beings on earth and their incredible short sighted views and prejudices of each other. I find myself thinking feeling and saying WHO CARES? I don't about so many issues which seem to gather interest enough for people to discuss and ponder upon during their free time such as the examples you mentioned. Each person really needs to LEARN to READ BETWEEN the LINES of each and every world broadcasted news and proclamtion of new facts and knowledge. Africa is agreeing with you I can see as you seem to have entered a new sphere of being there since leaving Latin America. Good for YOU!