Condescending – definition: showing or implying or patronizing tone towards; talking with an air of superiority
I have to admit this is one of my pet hates – either being the focal point or overhearing a patronizing rant just makes my blood boil. There is no excuse for it, after all there is no human on this planet who knows or can be an expert of everything. As a species it is our diversity and at times conflicting views that makes life interesting! We can all learn from others and when we are sharing our knowledge it should be given politely and willingly, not as if we are deigning our presence on someone else.
The recipient of any condescending outburst will immediately feel unworthy, which is unforgivable. We all want to improve, whether physically, mentally or spiritually and when we are open to others views and experiences we learn much more about ourselves. All I can say is someone who acts in a patronizing way must have some serious inferiority issues.
I am attending the Words in 3 Dimensions – Write, Edit & Publish – at Grant MacEwan, Edmonton today. Review tomorrow.