Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time

Do You Think You're Better Than Me, or Something?

June 27, 2022 Flyover Radio, Inc.
Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time
Do You Think You're Better Than Me, or Something?
Show Notes

Nothing quite gets under our skin like when we feel like someone thinks they’re better than us. But yet, the odds are that you think you’re better than the average person.

Today we’re talking superiority. We’ll explore how humans evolved to rank each other and dig into the theories on why we tend to put ourselves higher in those rankings. We’ll also look at what happens when that feeling of superiority goes too far.

All to answer to our rude question: Do you think you’re better than me, or something?

That’s what’s coming your way today, on Impolite Society.

Email us your impolite questions at rude@impolitesocietypodcast.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

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