Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Tyranny of the underdog

Everyone has to be a winner. Failure is unacceptable. Nothing worse than being a loser.

Yet, we like and root for the underdog. We don't like winners after they've won a lot. Then we want winners to lose. It's not cool to root for the Yankees, Starbucks, Microsoft, Duke.

So: win, but then you'll be a winner, and we'll want you to lose.

Is this how the world feels about America now?