Views & Reviews From the Frontline

The peeved middle

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7799 (Published 16 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7799
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

I am a third child. “The older child gets all the awards; the younger gets all the love,” runs the psychological profile of we attention seeking, forgotten middle children. So it is with class. The upper and working classes are socially exclusive because success and money or lack thereof are no key to admission: you must come from a specific background. Both behave badly and care nothing what others think. Neither have time for introspection, and they live for the day.

It is the middle class, so easy …

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