the entitled man

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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.

Much Love

Rachel xx