Feeling uncomfortable is good, they say. But even here, like the inevitability of change, it does – actually – depend on the nature of the uncomfort.
So if we feel uncomfortable, don’t tell us: “This is good! Embrace! Grow! Survive and then live!”
Instead, ask us a question: “What’s making you uncomfortable – and why?”
Because the uncomfort of the wealthy resides mostly in existential dilemma: “Do I have twenty or twenty-five bathrooms in my mansion?”
Whilst the uncomfort of the poor – particularly in the material – lies in not being allowed by society to aspire to the riches they are already, inside their very beings.
The problem ain’t if we need more benefactors, who will always assign – in individually good faith, I am sure – a noblesse oblige of a counterweight to the injustices of modern Western democracies.
The problem is not one of top-down ad hoc redistribution.
The problem is that the people at the bottom are people of top knowledge who don’t have enough cash.
And no cash equals no physical mobility equals no social advancement equals never more than survive.
Why are the wealthy considered clever and astute, and the poor considered cunning and sly?
Answer this question, and you have the answer to all the bads of our civilisation.