Who is this Button for?
Kings, Queens and other blue-bloods.
Stars of movies, sport and music.
The haughty, arrogant and overconfident.
Give yourself a break; everyone knows that it’s tough at the top.
Smile smugly as the common folk enjoy their bread and circuses.
Explore your inferiority complex.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
(George Bernard Shaw)
My name is George Nathaniel Curzon,
I am a most superior person.
My cheeks are pink, my hair is sleek,
I dine at Blenheim twice a week.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Something to consider
Modesty and humility are universally admired human qualities.
- Q: What’s the difference between God and a doctor? A: God doesn’t think he’s a doctor.
- Or as Juvenal put it: 'simplistic motivation of common people'.
- The term ‘inferiority complex’ is based on the work of the psychoanalyst, Alfred Adler (1870-1937). A contemporary of Freud, Adler believed that when low self-esteem is ignored it can lead to various compensatory behaviours and personality disorders. His most well-known work is Understanding Human Nature (Garden City Publishers, 1927)
- This is a good example of a 'Balliol rhyme' (at the time a fashionable poetic form used by students to describe a particular person) written in the late 19th Century at Oxford University