Sunday, April 22, 2012

S is for Snobs

Is it snobbish to dislike snobs?? Because I do. Dislike snobs, that is.  Their better-, holier-, smarter-, more enlightened-, more refined palate-, than-thou attitudes are detestable to me.  So what if someone prefers to only listen to the music they grew up with and nothing else? Has there been good music since? Yup. But why should it make you feel as though they are "less than" because of it? Or so what if someone thinks the height of food love is to eat aerosol cheese on Ritz crackers? You go and enjoy your foie gras and $100 bottle of wine--the fact that others don't shouldn't bother or intimidate you enough to be a a-hole about it.  The bottom line is this: everyone has their own ideas of what is good and what they like. Thinking yourself superior because the things you like are "better" (according to you), is the height of conceit.

Have I been a snob? Yes, I have. I am also trying to let go of the need to be right about everything--which is what I believe lies at the heart of snobbery.  At the end of the day the need to be right is more about making others wrong.

One question we need to all ask ourselves: would we rather be right or happy??

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