Re: [CF] Cold Heartled Elitist
- Hi Lornezo,
Did someone take a swipe at you recently off this list, or
put you down in some way? If so you have my sympathy.
I know from first hand experience that classism exists, and
that it can hurt a lot after one person has unjustly expressed
disdain for the worthiness of another. It can be one of the main
hurdles when choosing not to own and operate an automobile, or
when taking up utilitarian bicycling as an adult.
However, classism reflects a two-edged sword as recent
and past world history shows far too clearly.
Forgive me all for the following source; that is I
recently came across a piece in the 1928 Book of Common
Prayer of the American Episcopal Church, the Yankee flavor
of the Church of England. The reason for sharing it here
in this diverse forum is to provide a clue as to what
some mainstreamed attitudes were like over seventy years
"...Deliver us we beseech thee, in our several callings
from the service of mammon [money], that we do the
work thou givest us to do, in truth, in beauty, and
in righteousness, with singleness of heart as thy
servants, and to the benefit of our fellow men..."
Sounds like a fresh and reasonable goal to me, even when
taken out of it's spiritual framework; work as a means
to produce for the good of others rather than for self.