As a white professional with a higher degree, I have grown more aware over especially the past three years how I am 1) perceived by some as elitist and 2) have inadvertently participated in reinforcing that unfortunate but sadly somewhat accurate view. For one thing, I was raised to value higher education above all else. Those who didn’t achieve it like I finally did (thanks to all of my privilege to access this resource) were somehow inherently lacking. Hence, it was deeply implied, they were inferior. Obviously, nothing could be further from the truth. I do my best to live from this clearer understanding and value everyone with their natural intelligences, be they formally educated or not. We all need to live and walk from this place of awareness, not simply talk from it.
Brief Thoughts on Elitism
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I'm gay, married, Pagan, and Progressive-minded from California, raised by hippie intellectuals. I relocated to Massachusetts for graduate school and never moved back to the Left Coast. My day job is that of psychotherapist in private practice, a profession I love with all my heart and a dream fully realized that I'd had since fifteen years of age. These are my rantings, reviews, and reflections. If nothing else, I hope you find something worth reading here and leave the rest. View all posts by The Practical, Fanciful Pagan
3 thoughts on “Brief Thoughts on Elitism”
Ironically, I never saw you as an elitist or felt less-than when we’ve chatted. I guess you’re just going to have to get used to chatting with us pions. Please excuse my laughing part’s lack of manners. Seriously though, I’ve just about had it with school. I don’t know how all of you did it I have so much respect for you for persevering. I finally know how hard it is and I am not liking it, not one little bit!
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Hmm, I never thought of you as a peon. lol As for school, I realize it’s not for everyone, even for many who are very book smart. That said, I wish you well with getting through or coming to whatever decision with school that feels right for you.
P.S. Love the picture, perfect for the occasion!
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