I don’t mind people who brag about themselves given whatever they brag about is worth bragging about. What I don’t understand is some people love to brag about their “rich” friends. Should I be happy for this friend of yours? Should I be jealous? But why would I feel jealous or happy towards someone I don’t even know about or have never met in the first place? I don’t even know their names!
I wonder why these people brag about their “rich” friends instead of bragging about themselves. I rather brag about myself than bragging about my rich friends or acquaintances.
Friend: You know, one of my friends has a Bugatti! I met him today and it looks awesome!
Ren: Oh, okay. Interesting.
Friend: Oh, I wanna tell you about this friend of mine. He is the grandchild of a former prime minister of [insert country here]. He is [bla.. bla.. bla]
Ren: Oh, yeah. Pretty cool. *Spacing out, big time!*
Friend: My other friend has [insert some so-called cool stuff here] and [that and this and that]
I should have been more specific on that dialog. However, I spaced out a lot whenever she started talking about her friends. So, I forgot most of the things that she told me about her friends. Sometimes, I could tell that these people are just using their friends to upstage me or my friends. For example,
Friend 1: Yay! I finally got a car!
Ren: Congratz! So, when will you take me on this new ride of yours?
Friend 2 (the dumb one): What car is it?
Friend 1: Nothing fancy. Just a Honda Accord.
Friend 2 (the dumb one): Honda is boring! My friend recently got a car and it is a Porsche Cayenne!
I wonder why these people use their friends’ stature or achievements in order to upstage other people’s personal achievements. Is it because they do not have their own significant achievements to brag about? I am not pissed at these types of people. I just want to understand them more since I have encountered many of them and I find them rather pathetic because they seem like they do not have any personal achievements to be proud of.
If the dialog had ended this way instead,
Honda is boring! I recently got a Porsche Cayenne! It is definitely better than your new car! *prance around*
It sounded more tolerable and less pathetic.