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Pack Mentality: Exploring Australia's "Tall Poppy Syndrome"

There are 33 comments on the Photo District News story from Apr 4, 2013, titled Pack Mentality: Exploring Australia's "Tall Poppy Syndrome". In it, Photo District News reports that:

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truth today

Sydney, Australia

#22 Apr 5, 2013
Tasmaniac wrote:
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Yeah I agree with the bullying. I was a bully too and then I lived overseas for a long time and saw the error of my ways.
I don't agree that we are classist or xenophobic. Go and live in South Korea and then tell me that..
Been there and done it. They're horribly xenophobic and classist too. As well as racist, sexist and generally nasty imo. It's worse there, but it still exists here.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#23 Apr 5, 2013
Gatsby wrote:
Tall poppy syndrome reason for Australian anti-Americanism. Americans strive for greatness and are rewarded in its pursuit. Australians strive for mediocrity and stigmatize those who are different. different. Could Australia produce a Steve jobs or Thomas Edison. Of course not.
Americans make others believe that they are about the dream that everyone can make it there, they are lying, that is what they are doing and in truth it is a greedy country with greedy ideals where the bullies run the bussiness, control congress and keep the population believing in something that only exists for the very lucky few, and yanks are so stupid they can't do the math...1% of 310 million means almost none, of the population will ever get out of the hole the rich and powerful few have dug for them.....go figure.
Vizhnu

Delhi, India

#24 Apr 5, 2013
Ahomonas make others believe that they are about the pork.
Decode This

Rutherford, NJ

#25 Apr 5, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
Rubbish it is the Australian way to prevent anyone getting too big for their boots...like Gillard when she has failed to assist or intervene to get Assange out of limbo, by using diplomatic suggestions like encouraging the Swede's to interview Assange in England instead of seeking to have him extradited(he has a legitimate fear and it should be treated as such, this government has given more support to foreign asylum seekers than one of their own), and she had the gall to make a false public accusation about him, litterally throwing him to the wolves(America). Gillard stabbed her boss in the back to get his job....Australians are very aware of the power they have to inflict pain on a government that has crossed the line and do so in their masses if betrayed as they have been with her and her cronies.....good on the Australian tall poppy syndrome...it works.
yep
there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who make the decisions and those who don't.
Decode This

Rutherford, NJ

#26 Apr 5, 2013
kind of explains why computers, PC's, the internet, google, twitter, smart phones etc all came from America and none from Australia. Always wondered why it was so quiet there.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#27 Apr 5, 2013
Vizhnu wrote:
Ahomonas make others believe that they are about the pork.
It's all about the pork...move on towel head, pork is farmed clean and free of worms...you too can eat it.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#28 Apr 5, 2013
Decode This wrote:
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yep
there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who make the decisions and those who don't.
Looks like WE don't!
Vizhnu

Delhi, India

#29 Apr 5, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text> It's all about the pork...move on towel head, pork is farmed clean and free of worms...you too can eat it.
You eat too much pork. You eat all day long, that is why you are so fat and unpleasant.

You should put your fat bum on a bike a ride to the shop to buy your 55 kilos of pork per day.

All the pork is making you piggish.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#30 Apr 5, 2013
Vizhnu wrote:
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You eat too much pork. You eat all day long, that is why you are so fat and unpleasant.
You should put your fat bum on a bike a ride to the shop to buy your 55 kilos of pork per day.
All the pork is making you piggish.
Well at least I am not "boring people" to tears, wash up.
truth today

Seven Hills, Australia

#31 Apr 5, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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Americans make others believe that they are about the dream that everyone can make it there, they are lying, that is what they are doing and in truth it is a greedy country with greedy ideals where the bullies run the bussiness, control congress and keep the population believing in something that only exists for the very lucky few, and yanks are so stupid they can't do the math...1% of 310 million means almost none, of the population will ever get out of the hole the rich and powerful few have dug for them.....go figure.
While your general point is correct, your generalisations and epithets are offensive and incorrect. Most Americans get that they've been fooled - that you don't get it that they do makes you look ignorant and only one of the many Great Australian Unwashed.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#32 Apr 5, 2013
truth today wrote:
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While your general point is correct, your generalisations and epithets are offensive and incorrect. Most Americans get that they've been fooled - that you don't get it that they do makes you look ignorant and only one of the many Great Australian Unwashed.
You have showed your ignorance clearly
when you failed to reprimand the person I was responding to for their antagonistic attitude toward Australians and myself equally,...just shows you for the biased pathetic hypocritical troll you are....next time make sure you have got your facts straight, I am nothing if not fair....ie: don't give it, if you can't take it! I wouldn't have had to explain myself if you had taken note of what actually was going on. Wake up dick head, oops.
Vizhnu

Delhi, India

#33 Apr 5, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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Well at least I am not "boring people" to tears, wash up.
You sure ? I think you and this thread are very much boring.
Too much pork makes you be boring and fat.
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