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Doug Garland

Douglas Garland, M.D. practiced orthopedic surgery for 37 years in Southern California. Doug was also a Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Southern California.

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Anatomy of the TALL POPPY SYNDROME

This animated video will greatly aid your understanding of the Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS). The meaning of the metaphor is cutting down a Tall Poppy (TP) so that all are equal - a mediocre maintaining mechanism. Of course, the metaphor is not that simple. Various dark emotions can be identified

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Newly released podcast on TPS

Douglas Robbins recently posted a podcast, Den of Discussion, that we did last year regarding The Tall Poppy Syndrome. Doug is an author, great interviewer and listener. This is an encompassing podcast on the subject. Do you enjoy cutting people down? The Tall Poppy Syndrome w/ Dr. Doug GarlandThe tall

Newly released podcast on TPS
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Joe Rogan Podcast & The Tall Poppy Syndrome

Alexander Volkanovski is a native Australian , a former Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) Featherweight Champion, and current #1 ranked in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Featherweight division.  On February 11, 2023, Volkanovski fought #2 ranked Russian Islam Makhachev, Lightweight division, at Perth, Australia. The match was made in heaven and it

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The Tall Poppy Syndrome & The Seven Deadly Sins

Dark emotions are frequently found in the tall poppy syndrome (TPS). The seven deadly sins are a well-known grouping of dark emotions. I have identified 6 of these 7 deadly sins consistently in TPS.  Three are often found in the cutter: envy, anger and laziness; and three are identified in

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Peanuts 1959

What does this 1959 comics trip of Peanuts and America have in common? Neither is aware of the appellation (the Tall Poppy Syndrome) or comprehends it’s concept, causes, and implications. In the fifth century B.C., the Greek historian Herodotus described the tall poppy syndrome (TPS) metaphor. He described

Peanuts 1959
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Politics and Tall Poppy Syndrome

Today's Wall Street Journal (1/25/23) had an article regarding Ron De Santis as a frontrunner along with Donald Trump in the GOP race for the presidential election. https://www.wsj.com/articles/ron-desantis-becomes-focus-of-attacks-from-2024-gop-presidential-hopefuls-11674623028?mod=hp_lead_pos11 I hope you can open the article. TPS is mentioned in

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The secret phone call to Bob Iger

The secret phone call to Bob Iger. The text Jim Cramer sent Disney’s CFO. The disastrous board meeting that sank Bob Chapek. This is the full account of Disney’s epic power struggle. https://t.co/RxXOj7Il9F via @WSJ Chapek cut down by Iger #tallpoppysyndorme — doug garland (@tallpoppybook) December

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A Little Less Fear Podcast (Interview)

A Little Less Fear Podcast (Interview)
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James Bennet, The New York Times editorial-page chief, Becomes a Victim of the Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS).

Movements, Politics, and the Press as cutters Fourth Estate arose from the three estates of social hierarchy of Christendom during the medieval period to early modern Europe. Different members of society were divided into estates which were adapted to period and country. These estates included variations of the clergy, nobility

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Elon Musk - Stone Poppy?

Democrats Develop Elon Musk Derangement Syndrome by @AllysiaFinley https://t.co/0uYOPgl7pM via @WSJ shoot first and ask questions later #tallpoppysyndrome — doug garland (@tallpoppybook) November 8, 2022