To succeed, we are taught to “Look out for number one” and, “Be the man to beat.” These messages trick our minds into constant competition with one another, allowing group work to categorize as a weak following. They feed our greedy ego just the type of message it needs in order to thrive. We are warranted to wallow in our self praise for being the best by beating the rest. But at the top, one stands alone, supported by the backs those they stomped.
A bitter-sweet status.