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Denial's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by Denial

In a democracy, you basically move up the hierarchy if you impress your peers.

People high up the hierarchy must be people who find their surroundings continually impressed by them.

With this pervasive experience, it must be very hard not to develop an at least subconscious sense of superiority.

This sense of superiority may make double standards seem quite appropriate.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 09:54:00 UTC | #427608