Flattery, lol

Why am I not excited? Read on to find out!

You may not be aware how awesome I am, but the comments I receive show it. Here are some of the most recent:

“an outstanding blog if i ever seen one. If you are the type to update your website daily, then you have gained one daily reader in me today. Please keep up the powerul work.”

“Thanks for the interesting content!!!”

“Incredible post. You really understand what you are writing about here. Im so happy I was able to locate this site. I look to see more great writing from you. Keep up the excellent work.”

“I just wanted to comment and say that I really enjoyed reading your blog post here. It was very informative and I also digg the way you write! Keep it up and I’ll be back to read more in the future”

“Wonderful to read!”

Weren’t those all nice comments? And weren’t they all completely free of references to what I actually wrote? And weren’t they all from people whose contact info is some shoddy commercial website? ^_^  Yes they were!

Humans are so weak to flattery, it is hilarious. Well, it is all fun and games until someone loses an eye, as they say. Or their mind.  Or their virginity.  Or an awful lot of money, I guess, especially if you lose more than you have. Ancient Scriptures compare flattery with a hunter setting a trap, and that is certainly apt.

As you become able to connect to higher realities – through religion, philosophy, science, great literature – you can afford to think more objectively about yourself. Well, it is unlikely that we will do so 100%, but we can certainly move in that direction. And as we do, we gain resistance to flattery. This is an immensely useful power to have in real life.