Have you ever listened to someone’s story, then told one that topped theirs?
We have all done it during the quest for the illusion of importance. Who doesn’t want to feel more important? Who doesn’t want to feel more significant? Who doesn’t want to feel more validated? Who doesn’t want to feel SPECIAL? It is one of the basic human, egotistical needs.
There is a video worth sharing. It teaches us all about one-uppers, in a much more eloquent, entertaining way than anyone else ever could. To view this video, type this into the YouTube search engine: mila knows a one upper
Sometimes, the most kind and compassionate thing we can do, is just LISTEN with unconditional love and acceptance.
Today I will remember that everyone wants to feel important, and that stealing another’s thunder is mean and wrong to do. I will let others have their day in the sun.
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