You’d never find him questioning himself,
That’s what you must remind yourself
As you sit in an exam, or an interview
You don’t think you’re qualified for.
He’d just walk straight, put his coat on the chair
And tell the world that it belongs to me,
And that’s what comes with the money
And being told that you’re worth it
When perhaps you just have to face the fact
That you’re not…
Here in the UK, we have had quite a turbulent time when it comes to politics – but finally, Boris has put in his resignation. However, we have all been left wondering what the hell took him so long?
We have had endless lies and scandals and yet he has clung to his power. He still has his supporters, but many of us have watched and tried desperately to make sense of what is going on.
My take on it, is the sense of entitlement that permeates the upper classes has caused this toxic situation where a man really believes that he is above the law and he just has a God given right to a role that really needs to be earned.
Interestingly, a year or so ago, I was watching a programme where people had to make jewellery and compete to win a prize. There was a woman on there that was getting in a flap because she was losing confidence in herself. She was genuinely talented and yet she was completely losing faith in herself.
The presenter came along and said ‘You need to trust how good you are, do you think Boris sits in his office and worries about whether or not he is good enough to do his job?’
It was such a random thing to say but it really resonated with me. The rich white man who has been to the best schools and universities that money can buy will never even question his ability. So why should a talented woman?
The question we are all left asking now is when will this entitled man leave Number 10? It feels that he still deserves that right until October.
Read the room, Boris. Read the room.
8 thoughts on “the entitled man”
You are absolutely right about the entitlement, Rachel. We’ve had our share of that here, too, and it’s got tragic consequences. People like that can’t see the effects of what they do on others. Or, if they can see, they don’t care and that’s even worse. And yet, so often it’s people of privilege and power and entitlement who make important decisions that impact all of us. You have real ‘food for thought’ here, so thanks.
I think you’ve pegged the situation right. It seems to me that when people acquire too much–or are born into too much acquisition–they lose (or never gain) a real perspective. Too often such folk become leaders. Sigh.
You only have to see the boys’ clubs that they belong to when they go to Oxford or Cambridge. They really do believe they can do anything and at that point they are only teenagers.
Nailed. Well done.
“My take on it, is the sense of entitlement that permeates the upper classes has caused this toxic situation where a man really believes that he is above the law and he just has a God given right to a role that really needs to be earned.”
This describes perfectly the people running my state (although not necessarily with the same political positions as Boris Johnson, although I don’t follow UK politics closely). And they’re going to get reelected with overwhelming majorities, because the one thing they’re good at is saying what the people want to hear, making them afraid of their political opponents.
Yep, Boris is a personality, but he does seem to think that he is above the law and I think the British people have just got to the point where he has pushed it too far. I think we just need another election to settle it for good.