The Tallest Poppy

When you’ve done well — achieved success, wealth, status — some people will start to resent you. Being seen as ‘better’ as those around you, the scythe of society will take your head off.

“Don’t stand out”, people will say, “or you’ll be ostracised and made fun of.” It’s the ‘Tall Poppy Syndrome’, and it’s unfortunately something those who strive to do well must deal with.