As I watch X Factor “mansion week”, in the backdrop of all these Occupy Wall Street activities, it makes me laugh thinking about how wealth is such a perverse quality of our world.
The stunning X Factor mansion, with its crystal blue pool, precision trimmed grass blades, and elegantly designed landscaping, sits atop a hill overlooking the entire city. Like a King’s Castle, looking down on its subjects.
While a small number of us are living in tents to fight against the tyranny of wealth, the majority of us are more interested in watching wealth being parade around us. As John Steinbeck one said “the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires”.
I don’t want to sound all envious, and I am not trying to make the case that these people don’t deserve what they have. I am just making an observation about the wealth gap in the world. Not just the US, the world.