class taste

I’ve recently been watching a program about class taste…and it’s been so interesting.

I’m profoundly middle-class ! and my (middle-class) taste is what I omit, rather than what I include.

…so I have a very ‘Zen’ taste.

…minimal, no dark colours, no nick-knacks, and lots of white…less is more.

I dress down, (working class) mostly, but it’s deliberate, not unconscious. The working class clothes are an attempt be less conspicuous in public.

My taste in music is very exclusive, rather than inclusive….once again, omitting popular music.

My taste in art is very Jeffrey Smart/Edward Hopper/Mark Rothko etc.

My taste in films is horror/foreign/art-house/odd/R-ated/Si-Fi etc.

One of the hallmarks of the middle-class is very much a self conscious ness, which includes a lot of anxiety about sending out the ‘right’ messages. The anxieties of getting it ‘right’ are very pronounced.

Years ago I knew a woman (very middle-class), who was obsessed with all things ‘organic’. Everything had to be organic, even her clothes. She would look down on me if I didn’t buy organic, which made me laugh.

She used to think she was working class, because she had tattoos. LOL. but everything about her taste was completely middle-class, right down to the organic chicken she fed her dog!

I once lived with a woman (for two years) who was upper class, and she hated my working class partner and friends. Ouch! 

And her friends also hated my working class partner and friends. Which was very difficult to deal with and cope with.

It’s funny that Australian soaps is always middle-class, and American soaps is always upper class. 

Says volumes about our different countries.

I’m primarily attracted to my own class…even though often feel I’m not worthy of my own class.
I grew up in a mostly working class (rural) town, and stood out like a sore thumb!

If I had lots of money, I would still (and always) be middle-class, as my education has been rather poor.

I once did a rehab for alcoholism and there was only one other person there who was middle-class, so we really stood out from the group.

I’ve heard it’s possible to change class through education, but I used to have a friend who came from a working class background. He got a university education, but is now obese and rather antisocial. So for him nothing has changed, and everything has changed. Before he got his education he was warm and friendly. Now he is educated and very bitter. What I’m saying is he didn’t escape his class by getting and education.

…so I’m not really sure.


I waiting for season two to see the taste of the upper class.

sedge808.

12 responses to “class taste

      • I think when we see things like this so clearly it sets us free from old mind sets and behaviors. I’m so happy when that happens and a shift or transformation and healing takes place. Yay for you
        Hugs back ♥️

      • I can tell. It does feel so good to see clearly! I love for these ah-ha moments.
        When I was growing up my Pa used to say remember that other guy puts his pants on just like you. As a female working in a male dominated industry some females focus on the glass ceiling complaining they will never break through it. I discovered that ceiling is only there if I think and believe it is. So that’s my secret I keep my head down and get my work done and focus here inside my heart on the truth that I know I’m more than enough. None of that other stuff matters when I get right down to it. I feel something similar in what you shared.
        💛♥️

      • ‘my Pa used to say remember that other guy puts his pants on just like you’

        how true.

        your comment says so much…thank you so much for sharing.

        ‘As a female working in a male dominated industry some females focus on the glass ceiling complaining they will never break through it.’

        Gavin.

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