by Ben Huberman
Even the most laid back and egalitarian among us can be insufferable snobs when it comes to coffee, music, cars, beer, or any other pet obsession where things have to be just so. What are you snobbish about?
I have never been a snob, so I won’t know about what I should be snobbish.
One of my acquaintance confided, meeting me after a gap of eight years,
“I was afraid of coming to your house today. I thought you may have turned into a snob, but when I saw your face, and how you rushed to meet me, and held the door open for me, I was reassured.”
Meanwhile I was at a loss to say anything, feeling embarrassed, and thinking she had no need to harbor such thoughts.
I have met my share of snobs. They put on airs, and view with disdain other people less fortunate than them.
The snobs I met, tried to impress with their lineage, bank balances, latest costly cars, homes – the list is endless. Some people who acquire a higher status put on airs, conveniently forgetting that I had seen the straits they were before.
Maybe the snobs are not confident about themselves, and they may have hidden feelings of insecurity, which they conceal.
Meanwhile we shouldn’t forget that we may have disparity in this world, but our graves are going to be exactly the same size.