Comment: Poor Alex

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Poor Alex

Speak softly and listeners will assume you're packing a big stick.

Yell and rant and listeners will assume you're packing a twig.

A classic "tell" for those who don't have a big stick -- intellectually, morally, physically, emotionally -- is yelling and posturing. They rarely get that they're brandishing their inadequacies; they rarely get that they're simply stroking for validation from their little mob-kins who get a vicarious thrill from watching a man wave his twig about.

Poor Alex.