Perfectionism is a mindset and a stronghold. Many are bound within it’s grasp and society encourages the pursuit of perfectionism. It has become an idol all of its own.
In Australian culture there is a two-edged sword regarding perfectionism. On one hand, you are expected to be the best of the best. It’s not necessarily spoken as such, but the mandate is clear.
Then, on the other hand, there is always another person quick to pull you down if you get ‘too big for your boots’. The tall poppy syndrome is another mindset that controls the social structure in your culture.
This syndrome is nowhere near as prevalent in societal groups as it is in Australia. It is one of the first things that new comers to this culture pick up on and one of the least things discussed around the dinner table.
So how are perfectionism and tall poppy syndrome linked? Continue reading