Monday, 20 June 2016

Musings (2) - Class biases

Why is it when a upper class person cycles, upper class people will find it 'inspiring' ? What about all the more economically humble people who cycle all the time ?
Then they will say that the upper class person had a choice to buy a car and didnt. True - and because the choice is there, and humans are falliable, the upper class cycling person, despite all, will have a far far greater carbon footprint than the more ordinary people. And yet the upper class looks to him/her for inspiration.

Find inspiration in those who are the salt of the earth. The farmer in his mud house, the watchman cycling to work daily, the garbage picker who saves all the plastic cover than the rich throw and gets it recycled. They are the real inspirations. If only we can see.

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