I’m feeling it more and more these days. Not envy or jealousy. It’s taken a while to figure out, and maybe I was able to do so because there’s so much of it in the Boomer versus Millenials versus Gen X recent social warfare.
I resent people with money because having it depends so much on luck. Born with the right looks and/or the right name, for one thing.
Anger, indignation at unfair treatment underlies resentment.
A lot of it is fully justified, even from the Trumpists.
The question is, what to do about it. Would elimination of quotas and preferences do it, or would we need an overhaul of our economic system, a guaranteed monthly income, for example?
We have a guaranteed monthly income, but that doesn’t make me feel better about our circumstances. We can pay our bills and even afford an extra or two from time to time, like Ron’s bike.
I’m not sure why I always feel like I’m missing something, like forgetting a memory that is major, important and consoling.