Kendall Jenner James Harden’S Birthday Party Style 2015

It always has’ read a job advert looking for ‘quiet mousey types’?

I fully accept that some people are naturally shy, while others cannot see a potential spotlight without jumping in and giving a performance. What I don’t understand, though, is why shy, quiet, retiring sorts are generally seen as morally superior to the gregarious types. Demure wallflowers are given gentle encouragement, while those with a bit of chutzpah are told to sit down, shut up and stop showing off. And no one questions this madness.

I’ve spent my entire life battling with my inner show-off – almost certainly because of being told endlessly to rein it in. It was only recently when I was telling my own eight-year-old son to ‘stop showing off’ that it dawned on me what a load of rubbish it is. Someone always has to be the show-off. If we were all shy, retiring types, nothing would get done. Ever. The world needs show-offs. It always has, and always will.

Yet, because of the way boys and girls react to parental authority, that show-off will almost invariably be a boy, who will become a man, and then a CEO, a judge, a sports star or the president. Telling boys to stop showing off is a complete waste of time and energy, because ultimately they just ignore you. Males are hot-wired to compete with other males. That’s just the way they work.

In a shopping centre recently, I watched two men, obviously complete strangers, start to race each other down the escalator. As they got nearer to the bottom, they actually began to nudge and push each other – grown men who had never laid eyes on each other until that point in their lives.

Kendall Jenner James Harden’S Birthday Party   Style 2015

Kendall Jenner James Harden’S Birthday Party   Style 2015

Kendall Jenner James Harden’S Birthday Party   Style 2015

Kendall Jenner James Harden’S Birthday Party   Style 2015

Kendall Jenner James Harden’S Birthday Party   Style 2015

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