Sunday, February 18, 2007

Learning to Be Economically Relevant...

I'm watching CBS Sunday Morning, which is right this moment showing a program on department stores. In describing the rise of the department store after WWII, one person in the show said:

"The department store was the place where you could learn to be middle class."

My instant reaction:

Now with WalMart trying to conquer the world-wide economy, we can all learn

to be lower class;
to aspire to cheap and temporary;
to settle;
to not seek quality;
to not expect service.

Does valuing ourselves less make sense in the long run??