Wikipedia.com defines the “Tall Poppy Syndrome” as
The tall poppy syndrome is a pejorative term primarily used in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and other Anglosphere nations to describe a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or criticised because their talents or achievements elevate them above or distinguish them from their peers.
Australia and New Zealand’s usage of the term has evolved and is not uniformly negative. In Australia, a long history of “underdog” culture and profound respect for humility in contrast to that of Australia’s English feudal heritage results in a different understanding of “tall poppy syndrome”.
So here is a quick test to see if you suffer from the “Tall Poppy Syndrome”
Look at the photo above, you will see that some of the wheat is much higher than the others.
Okay right away, quick, answer me this
Do you want to praise those taller stalks for growing higher faster or
Do you want to cut down the tell stalks because they stick out from the others?