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Honour Your Inner Magpie

Ooh, shiny!!

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If I was a bad person, I would tell you how clearly competitive this post is. And then I would grin, duck, and run!

:tosses an artichoke at you:
:tosses a small sealed container of melted butter with Meyer lemon juice at you:

Solipistic, classist, condescending, and very much inviting the response "so if you think I'm being competitive, why do you mind the way I'm doing it? Who says you get to make the rules?"

Hee! Never thought of it that way, but yeah.

My particular situation with that person aside, there are good things about either approach, in different circumstances. Like any other person with a moving-between-classes background, I've got some familiarity with both because I had to. Barb talks really well about how that can work, and about what internalized classism can cost a person, and how much it hurts. So when I resent being pushed into one way of being, it's in part because don't want to be forced to choose one thing over another just because of someone else deciding that their rules are the only rules.

Huh. And I have to go ponder that, because it set off a string of fireworks in my head. Hmm.

...and it's clear I need to get this book.

Because, yeah. A whole big lot of that.

exactly, who died and declared that THEY get to set the rules? (of what is "middle class" and "working poor")

I was raised "middle class" but thanks to this economy, I am just one paycheck away from being homeless. I think that classifies me as "working poor" and having to struggle and save up for any 'toys' (like replacing my laptop)

and yes, it sucks beyond the telling NOT being secure enough to have any sort of emergency funds. thankfully hurricane season is almost over but there's still the car needing new tyres and oil changes and ....

I would be very interested to see what you think of the book.

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