Not gender, not race, not orientation, but class has endured as the most divisive force in society. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Reading the above gave me pause. There is so much discussion these days about race and orientation, and so very little about that part of human nature that considers one individual better than another because of status or class.
What is it about so many of us that thinks that certain people are better than others? What is it about us that puts us in competition with another?
All my life I have come up against people who thought themselves superior, and if I’m honest with myself I’ve struggled to resist the inclination myself.
Equality is a goal that needs to be everyone’s aspiration.