The Dignity of Working Class Life

Great post from Velissima.


“The Master said, “A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.” (Analects 4.9)” ― Confucius

When I look at popular culture today, I’m constantly amazed at how little poverty and working class life is included. It’s as if it doesn’t exist.

Frankie and her adopted sons Frankie and her adopted sons

I’m watching Grace and Frankie. What’s not to like? It has gay husbands running off together. Black adopted children, and a black boyfriend for Frankie. Oh, and perhaps most significantly, the two stars are women in their 6th and 7th generations. And there’s drug addiction and childbirth and women struggling with dry vaginas. Which are all handled with the élan of the well born, well led life of the lawyerly class. Divorce conflicts occur over who gets the mansions, and who gets the…

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  1. vellissima says:

    Thank you so much for the reposting. You are too kind.

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