Musings of a Canadian Slacker

Wednesday, January 19, 2005
The Ghost of Tom Joad...

When I've attended university as a young full time student or as a somewhat less young part time student, I've always had a sort of 'out of place' feeling about it. As though I didn't belong, and that the professors would soon get rid of me. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that I was the son of a truck driver..surrounded by the sons and daughters of the elite and the middle class. Or perhaps I'm just an awkward bastard.
Colby Cosh has some pertinent points on a similar theme...and how such a background can bring both a sense of insecurity and a sense of how ridiculous people who've never really had to do menial work sound when they talk about the 'working class'.