The Tinderbox & Tall Poppies

The Tinderbox

Source: Hans Christian Anderson

The antidote to Tall Poppy Syndrome may be hidden in this story. When a mark is placed on one door, it is remedied by placing a cross on all the doors, so that the soldier’s home is effectively concealed.

Source: Fit For Joy

Perhaps if we turned everybody into tall poppies then people would be able to effectively escape being cut down. I suppose this is a version of the old “Safety in numbers” adage.

You Belong -Rachel Platten


I found Jordan Peterson’s zebra analogy interesting but it occurred to me, what if someone had come along and painted a red stripe on all the zebras?

Jordan Peterson- Why People Are Afraid To Stand Out -The Zebra Story

Crab Mentality & Tall Poppy Syndrome In New Zealand

Source: E Tu Tangata

They have a very similar mentality here. If you try to stand out In Australia you will find yourself being punished for it. The emphasis is on fitting in. The easygoing persona is a complete myth.There are dozens of unwritten rules you are supposed to follow.

I often think of Muriel’s Wedding and the deliberate cruelty inflicted on Muriel’s by her “friends” not forgetting her vile narcissistic father, who drives Muriel’s mother to suicide.

My Mother by Kate Miller Heidke from Muriel’s Wedding Muriel realises too late how much her mother had loved and protected them

‘You Embarrass Us.’ From Muriel’s Wedding.

Source: The Wisdom Wire

Matthew 25 (35-40)  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’