Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The poor are such an embarrassment

Our economic system like our sport is based upon competition. Competition explicitly demands that there should be losers as well as winners in business,in sport, in education, in work, in fact in life in general. That's why it has always puzzled me when victorious sports individuals and teams are so triumphant. It's as if they can't acknowledge that in order to win someone else must be prepared to lose. The way we have allowed our society to develop there are some people who always seem to be the losers.

We rail against them : the losers, the poor. They don't try hard enough. They are shirkers and undeserving. They are not a pretty sight. They are an embarrassment to us. We should not associate ourselves with losers. They are a poor reflection upon us. Indeed, they are.
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