Socially superior quote

1 Nov

When two creatures meet, the one that is able to intimidate its opponent is recognized as socially superior, so that a social decision does not always depend on a fight; an encounter in some circumstances may be enough.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel 

One Response to “Socially superior quote”

  1. Marylin Warner November 1, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    Which explains why some politicians who are socially calm and polished and clever, are elected over more capable, thoughtful and knowledgable opponents.
    Social appearance is often far from real competence.


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