A view on how things at the top may be perceived lower down – from the perspective of A.A. Milne’s characters in Winnie the Pooh:

One day, they are all walking along to discover the Pole, and Pooh is making up a song about the whole affair, when Christopher Robin says “Hush!”, because they are just coming up to a Dangerous Place.

And Pooh says “Hush!” to Piglet, and Piglet says “Hush!” to Kanga, and Kanga says “Hush!” to Owl (while Roo says “Hush!” quietly to himself), and Owl says “Hush!” to Eeyore, and Eeyore turns round and says “Hush!” in a scary voice to all of Rabbit’s accumulated friends-and-relations, and all of Rabbit’s friends-and-relations turn round and say “Hush!” to each other, right up until the “Hush!” reaches the very end of the line and the smallest friend-and-relation, Alexander Beetle, who is mortified to find that the entire Expotition is saying “Hush!” to him and has to bury himself in a crack for two days and then live quietly with his aunt for the rest of his life to recover.

For more of the story, go to Winnie the Pooh.