This is giving me some trouble
This is giving me some trouble. Basically my entire life, my plan has been to go and help other people ‘live properly,' and it's just beginning to dawn on me that I may actually have no idea or right. Also, the whole concept is pretty patronising, and (let's be honest) isn't far from being colonialism two dot oh.
Part of the trouble is that I have, realistically, no practical help to offer – I'm a middle-class white man white-collar information worker, and therefore one of the more useless members of the human race; I would be on Douglas Adams' colony ship along with the telephone sanitizers. But the bigger issue is: who the hell am I to think I know better than these people who are already bloody living there, and whose lives depend on the choices they make?
Okay, I have a bit more freedom to tinker with the system, and yes, in a more pragmatic sense I do know a little better because I have an education and an understanding of how globalised capitalism works, but still my doubts remain. Any ideas? Anyone?