This morning I have changed Privilege’s About Me page. I’ve shifted the focus from rapturous High WASP panegyric to a more straightforward description of our conversations. Also I’ve referred to you all, since, as many people point out, your comments are often the high point of the blog.
I’d love it if you took a look and let me know if the paragraphs now reflect your experience of reading. I’m happy to edit to make this as true as possible.
Why the change? Oh, guys, I just got tired of explaining. In the days when I was home, and posting more often, I could intersperse High WASP stuff with style talk in a good cadence. I could support the discussion. But my job takes enormous brain power these days, and I have to respect my obligations.
I still plan to post on social class, and my cultural niche. Can’t just give up. But I think I’ll write one good, solid, explication of what I mean by High WASP, and what my intent is in writing as I do. Then I’ll have that post as a base, and every time I write something on the topic I can point people there. Whether they buy it, of course, is another thing altogether. But that’s OK. I can’t, and wouldn’t want to compel everyone to agree with me. I am simply organizing to accomplish what I want to accomplish with the actual resources to hand.
I find it helps to think of life as a system, almost a metaphysical machine. Tune ups required occasionally. Output to be optimized, given the true constraints of the hydraulics.
Much affection to you all. Have a wonderful weekend.