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Tall Poppy Syndrome

The definitive site for all things related to the Tall Poppy Syndrome. This site is a companion to the book of the same title (The Tall Poppy Syndrome: The Joy of Cutting Others Down) available wherever you buy books (ISBN 978-1629671123).

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National Poppy Day - May 24, 2024.

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. Lucius Annaeus Seneca In Flanders Fields by John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid

National Poppy Day - May 24, 2024.
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Journalism as Cutter and Cuttee in the Tall Poppy Syndrome.

A free press can, of course, be both good and bad, but, most certainly, without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. Albert Camus. AI Narration0:00/10:401× Journalism is a galvanizing business these days. It takes courage to report the truth which may end in TPS

Journalism as Cutter and Cuttee in the Tall Poppy Syndrome.
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Gender as a Cutter in the Tall Poppy Syndrome

You cannot reason someone out of something he or she was not reasoned into. Jonathan Swift AI Narration0:00/7:171× I shy away from the subject of gender as a cutter in TPS for many reasons even though gender along with color, ethnicity, and religion are common causes for

Gender as a Cutter in the Tall Poppy Syndrome