Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rule #1 : Never Outshine the Master

Law 1
Never Outshine the Master



Always make those above you feel comfortably superior.  In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite – inspire fear and insecurity.  Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.


This is the first rule that Robert Greene talked about, and it is an important rule that should be observed that can be applied in many everyday situations. The master could be anybody, you never know who you might be "serving" in the future, and it is important to be prudent when faced upon such situations.

Basically, the thing to remember is that everyone has their insecurities and if you flaunt your talents around with reckless abandon, you create a rift between you and the people who might potentially be able to help you further your cause in the future.  People may OOH and AHH but in reality, they are thinking of ways to outshine you, even if that means getting rid of you in the process.

Things have not changed very much since the times of the Kings and Queens, and people are still as envious and jealous of each others abilities as they ever have been.  The only difference now is the rate in which people can communicate with each other.  It is so easy to slander someone when you have your cellphone, social networking, blogging, and more.  Even if you are extremely talented at something, remember that "There can only be one sun in the sky at a time," and if you are a smaller star shining brighter than another larger star, it will surely consume you without you even realizing it.

33 comments:

Geek's Paradise said...

Very good advice.

Netto Hikari said...

Love the pic you used.

BLUERAD said...

thanks, i'm glad you like it haha servant -> master but wormtail kinda sucks

Zerron said...

informative stuff dude

Austin Da Silveira said...

ah Robert Greene, great books

Sweeeeeetas said...

Nice read! keep it up:)

bezzare said...

Hmmm nice blog idea looking forward to more in the future

Jesus love you said...

Robert Greene is the best.

E.L.I.M.Ent said...

Great article..im use this stuff at work..lol

Hitman said...

nice.

HonBlogger said...

Very informative. Actually useful, lol.

Randyz said...

keep it up mate!!!

ShredGuitar said...

Awesome post!

cartman_go said...

keep it strong bro, daily it

brbgensokyo said...

Bow before your master!

Big Hoss said...

god damn sloth asses

Helldozer said...

Im going to pick this book up soon. Sounds like some good advice.

deviants0ul said...

Sooo true man... Look forward to your next update! :D I'll keep in touch.

BLUERAD said...

@Everyone

Thanks for all the great comments, will be returned as soon as I get back home!

@ deviants0ul

of course, always looking forward to reading your blogs, will check them later!


Also will be completely revamping my template soon, and adding more awesome post, and for those who are wondering, i'm not following rules 1-48 from the book, but incorporating different laws in different context from gaming, politics, and other real life situations from history.

I find this topic extremely fascinating, and I hope you keep updated!

Rawr chicken feet. said...

Nice advice, respect your master is a must.

Juice said...

Robert Greene FTW!

whatisthisidonteven said...

WOAH INTENSE.

Much Poopies! said...

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smoochies n' poopies. :*

Celeb Lover said...

so true

Frank said...

Interesting read sir! Luckily enough I'm the master, haha...

Charlie said...

liking the photo lol.

momo said...

great post!

Rad said...

"There can only be one sun in the sky at a time"
Very nice quote

HeroSushi said...

hmmm this blog intrigues me

merk444 said...

This was very great insight.

Entropy said...

What is thy bidding, my master?
Interesting stuff indeed.

Ajeis said...

Hmm, I'm not so sure I agree with this. If you're constantly serving and making other people better, when will you be ready to take charge, and be confident in yourself?

3milelimit said...

I'm gunna be honest, I was drawn in by the harry potter picture first, but it was actually an interesting read!