Tall Poppy Syndrome
If the attitudes and aspirations of today’s teenagers and younger Gen-Ys are anything to go by, over the next few decades Australia may well lose a part of one of its most identifying traits – the tall poppy syndrome.
The tall poppy syndrome is sometimes mistakenly described as our tendency to cut down successful people. This is not quite true. In fact, Australians respect people’s achievements,
What Australians actually despise is when a person achieves success and appears changed by it.