There is a tradition of rich kids going to art school in the states, along with the riff raff. Some live for today types, burn through loans and struggle to pay later. Liberal arts education is maligned, but can impart riches for the mind and spirit.
miles, I love you to pieces in a forum friendly way. But I've reached an age, a couple behind you with a better haircut 😁 I have revaluated, not changed my mind. And we are all riff raff. We are all prostitutes. But we should all kick against the pricks (a Bible quote, and a Nick Cave and the Bad seeds album)
I have never felt an affinity with the rich, I identify with the working class more, but no one is virtuous merely by circumstance of birth. Some of the biggest fascists over here are the upper middle class, small business owners etc. They were the majority of the idiots who stormed the Capital. One could argue they were just the puppets of the ultra-rich Mercers, Murduchs, The Koch brother and their ilk.
As for all of us being riff raff, the Buddhists would say we all Buddhas. Either way, no one is on top as a human being. Our actions though, speak volumes.
I sit and think of everything, then I wonder where I've been.
I listened to an ex Army Major, now an MP. A Tory speaking about Afghanistan. He served there. I would normally dismiss him. But what he said was uplifting and emotional and against his party. That's why we need to stop this party politics line toeing. Stop defending the indefensible.
Introvertigo: No, thanks, Mare--I don't smoke.
Oct 13, 2021 21:34:13 GMT
donavan: I think she meant toes. 🐫
Oct 13, 2021 23:19:12 GMT
Mare: I meant camel or dromedary.
Oct 17, 2021 0:06:43 GMT
donavan: OK, don't take the hump.
Oct 17, 2021 2:03:04 GMT
Mare: Have a Day, everyone! <3
Oct 17, 2021 15:57:09 GMT
donavan: Happy Monday ! 🙃
Oct 18, 2021 12:08:42 GMT
Mare: I have always said things other people only thought...I got laughter and me, too! as reward. Sometimes, though, I felt regret about what I had brought to the surface. Is that my lot in life-to be an instigator?
Oct 21, 2021 17:17:07 GMT
donavan: It doesn't matter because you have been cancelled. Go figure.
Oct 21, 2021 23:04:17 GMT
Mare: Who cancelled me? If it was me, then it is a moot point, because I am reinstating myself. If it was someone else, I cancel them back.
Oct 22, 2021 16:20:48 GMT