Doesn’t all human anger come down to this? Even if someone steps on your foot by accident, and you get angry, it comes down to you wanting to make sure that they don’t think they can get away with it. After all, anyone who thinks they can get away with hurting someone, even by accident, without some kind of contrition, must feel superior. Or so we tell ourselves, and so we get angry about all kinds of dumb shit.
” Do you think you are better than me?!”
Of course, if you are caught up in this kind of thinking , you are easy to bait, and people will get the better of you, because you care if they think they are better than you.
And that is funny, sometimes. Other times it is sad because you use it as an excuse to be abusive, like Happy Gilmore.
Here’s the thing. The problem isn’t that people think they are better than you. The problem is that you care.