posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 12:38 AM
When the only source of information is the person in question, expect there to be some serious spin to their story.
For example, I led a team on the project to construct much of the hardware in the new Estonian Cyber-defense system implemented a year ago.
I could spin my story to claim that I and I alone saved Estonia from economic destruction at the hands of Russian electronic attacks. How would anyone
stop me without giving away details of the project that aren't to be given out? Hence, it would be an undeniable story.
... but I have certain morals that prevent me from lying like that.
What really happened is I was simply a technician who proved himself to be an effective leader, and was assigned a team... or rather my original
co-workers became my employees.
Stories can be spun so many ways.
Am I proud of what I did for the project? Heck yes. Should I be? Absolutely.
But I have one thing that differs from so many others... the morals that prevent me from taking credit for the work of others.
I may have been in charge of my team, but it was the team in the end that made it possible.
This Wolf Messing fellow clearly takes credit for things he simply wasn't involved with.
I know the trend, you meet someone famous in passing, you pretend the meeting meant something more, then you invent dialogue that never happened, and
a fake relationship is invented between you and the person in question.
It's called delusion of grandeur.