Monday, September 10, 2012

The Distress of the Privileged

I just read a great piece on The Distress of the Privileged at The Weekly Sift. It's a trifle long, but a great read about how privilege is being challenged in a changing society and how that is upsetting for those who have been so settled for so long. The conclusion (after looking at a movie and a new fable, among other things) is

"Ultimately, the privileged need to be won over. Their sense of justice needs to be engaged rather than beaten down. The ones who still want to be good people need to be offered hope that such an outcome is possible in this new world."

It's worth a read, so read it all.