On Imposter Syndrome, Status, and Pushing the Limits as far as they will go

George Clooney’s character in ‘Up in the Air’ aiming for Concierge Key Baller status. The question is, what does it take to get there?
American Airlines — wonderful status creators.

We never stop competing for status.

Welcome to VISA Black Card, where it is your honor and exclusive privilege to pay their $495 annual fee. We do this for status, for bragging rights, to be a Baller.

Greed is as natural as fear.

Back in 2008 when the economic sky was falling, eating the rich was a popular expression. The protestors protesting Wall Street Greed had all the self-righteousness on earth. It was a rather timely exhibition. The problem with protesting is it’s finite. Who has the time to protest all day, every day? Don’t you have kids to tend to? Don’t you have work to accomplish? Don’t you have your health to get after? The other problem with protesting is when you choose to doth protest against a human emotion like greed. Protesting against greed makes about as much sense as protesting against fear. Sure, you can do it, but why would you want to? While I’m not a big fan of fear, it can come in handy when facing a life-threatening situation. That’s why it’s hard-wired into us. Greed is as natural as fear.

It is another day of pushing the limits as far as they will go.

The Facebook and Twitterati and television news producers love a faux David v. Goliath story.



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Jeffrey Bonkiewicz

Jeffrey Bonkiewicz

I’m a sales, marketing and tech Pro who creates content designed to help people solve problems and shift perspectives.