Since my move to the United Kingdom, I have seen an apparent equality amongst people which also shows up in their public behaviour.
In a restaurant, the waitress jokes with the customer, she teases him: if he comes back, she waves at him from afar as if he were an old acquaintance. Neither in stores nor in hotels is anyone obsequious, rather they are kindly and gruff in their approach. Taxi drivers become involved in the conversation of their passengers in the backseat of their cab.
Tell me, why should the worker, the elevator attendant, the delivery boy be hostile to, or intimidated by, his boss or a rich customer? They think that what he is today, they will perhaps be tomorrow. The boss has been luckier than they are, that's all. And the boss encourages this kind of familiarity, as it hides the profound differences of condition, but above all they are sincerely proud of "equality"
The most hilarious part is people always have a preformed notion about a country. Your views about a country are shaped and manipulated even before you have had the chance to live there and when you live there, your own bias prevents you from seeing things as they are and makes you miserable despite all the gains.
Here, there is no presence of a certain "inferiority complex". Nothing like that exists, the worker does not feel he stands out because of the way he is dressed! Unfortunately, this is in sharp contrast to where I came from!
The two paintings by Gustav Courbet are showing labourers at work so forcefully and honestly. No one first had depicted peasant faces so beautifully. The worker in the first painting subtly displays the colors of the tricolour, the French flag as it emerged in the Revolution of 1789. These colors once represented liberty, equality, and fraternity.
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