Backhanded compliments are too common in society’s hierarchical rivalry. Everyone is struggling, fighting to be number one, to be the top dog. Our societal interactions and relationships are formed around the concept of – Maximise me, minimise them. Instead of working hard to be the best, a web of deceit cocoons each troubled self-centred soul. I have come to believe the compliments we receive are hollow and empty, essentially meaningless. You get the odd ‘friend‘ that will pay you an off handed compliment, but 60 seconds later that false hope is shattered by another devastating blow leaving you flailing to maintain balance while your ‘friend’ towers over you for everyone to see.