The WoWness of the Bandar-Log

“We are great. We are free. We are wonderful. We are the most wonderful people in all the jungle! We all say so, and so it must be true.”
The Bandar-Log (Rudyard Kipling)

The WoWness of the Bandar-Log

The Bandar-Log live high in the trees. They strut and make great plans. One may declare his greatness. One may trumpet his discontent. But all of the Bandar-Log never seem to get anywhere.

For the great plans to be the leaders of the Jungle, they are easily distracted by a worm or a nut to eat. Very loud sometimes! They live to be noticed. They will even shower leaves and twigs on those below, hoping that those below will notice them.

You and me, Baloo and Kaa and Bagheera walk below and feel a sort of distain for the Bandar-Log; leaping and yelling and flinging the foulest things simply to be noticed. We know better, even though high above our heads; they are beneath our contempt.

Watching the Live Developer Chat yesterday on Twitch Teevee, I glanced once; I’m embarrassed to say, at the Bandar-Log. The chat line streamed and screamed; they jumped and hooted and flung the foulest things … just to be noticed.

Pay no heed to the Bandar-Log. They will promise greatness and assure you that they know the way, the best way to find goodies, the regal and intelligent plan to success. But, they are so easily distracted and really, they just want to be noted for their greatness before they go dig for bugs to eat.

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