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Re: potential for hurt Dr. Bob

Posted by jade k on July 8, 2010, at 15:06:34

In reply to Re: potential for hurt, potential to help, posted by Dr. Bob on July 8, 2010, at 4:10:54

> > I think it's rude in a community to tell people they aren't helpful. Or even that they weren't as helpful as Poster X.
> >
> > Dinah
>
> > I guess it has a lot of potential to hurt people's feelings imo without much usefulness to those whose posts were somehow less helpful. I mean, how does it help me to know that my thoughts on an issue weren't helpful to someone?
> >
> > Willful
>
> That could be the news from Lake Wobeher, where all the women are weak, all the men are bad looking, and all the posters are below average.
>
> Bob


Wikipedia:

The Lake Wobegon effect

Main article: Illusory superiority
The characterization of the fictional location, where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average," has been used to describe a real and pervasive human tendency to overestimate ones achievements and capabilities in relation to others.

The Lake Wobegon effect, where all or nearly all of a group claim to be above average, has been observed among drivers, CEOs, stock market analysts, college students, parents, and state education officials, among others.

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~Jade


 

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