27 December 2010

Honor and distinction and not wealth

The welfare contribution of social status is not just about conspicuous consumption, it's about dignity and honor and the social capital that accrues to a person for doing his duty. 
When someone fulfills his duty society rather than any particular individual repays him with honor and distinction and not wealth. 
We cherish that distinction because it gives our lives meaning even if it isn't worth all that much in the marketplace. 

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