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5:30 pm, February 28th, 2023 - 16 comments
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Daily review is also your post.
This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.
The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).
Don’t forget to be kind to each other …
It would be very interesting to read the works of someone who followed the life of a privileged person, from birth to death and described their progress through time.
Many people, I believe, would learn a great deal from such a study.
What do ypu class as a privileged person?
Perhaps anyone, anywhere, who can have their teeth seen to within a day of requesting an appointment?
I guess I meet the criteria – I was one of the early babies born into the UK National Health Service and had free and full dental and medical care until I moved to NZ in 1994. Since then I have been able to afford to pay for dental care but it still makes me gulp when I get the bill although my teeth are good and I still have all of them. It really shouldn't be this way and it disturbs me that so many kiwis cannot afford such basic health care.
Most were able to once Matiri – before neoliberalism.
Yes, I remember when Anne … sigh
I could be wrong in you case but the left makes privilege into a derogatory term, I struggle to hate on people born lucky, usually privileged people had parents that made their marriage work and in alot of cases did work hard in there early days, hard to begrudge people who's parents could open doors and guide them imho
No hate from me, just genuine interest in having a "picture" of a privileged life broadcast, so we can see what that means, in reality. How easy is it? What unknown problems does such a person face?
My suspicion is, such matters are hidden from the general public; sure, we get "celebrity news" but that's manufactured pap. What is the life of a privileged person really like???
Well, that certainly doesn't include me. 4 days last time I needed to book, and that was only because they had a cancellation. Actually getting something significant done (like a root canal, or a crown) can take weeks to actually have the work done.
Teeth are only slightly more expedient than GPs in our provincial town…2 weeks for a GP appointment (unless life threatening, and the unqualified /unexamined are expected to make that call)…assuming you are registered with a practice…dental around a week for initial consult (again if you managed to register with a practice)
Root canals require weeks to have the work done properly.
I'm talking about weeks to get the appointment to start the work….
Of course, that’s all personal experience with my dentist – YMMV.
That is not what you said. But thanks for the correction and clarification.
" the works of someone who followed the life of a privileged person"
I think they're called biographies…… or novels….
Shakespeare of course had Jaque tell of the seven ages of man in As You Like It and Dylan Thomas wrote Lament. Not sure if I'd want that kind of privilege, though I'd be shifting into Shakespeare's sixth stage by now.
Maybe Shakespeare saw the lives of the privileged as tragedies, and the lives of everyone else as comedies. Oversimplifying no doubt.
I IRC, the nature of tragedy was that it had to be happening to a 'great' man. Us groundlings in the pit, we never got to be tragic……