It's amazing the transition in education we have seen within living memory. From my well-remembered and honourably-remembered grandfather who had no schooling at all (but was taught to read and write at home) to my son who went to a private school and who achieved academic distinction. I suppose it's progress.
A very old picture of my grandfather -- Jack Ray -- when he was young below. He seems to have been a handsome Devil.
He certainly married two very nice ladies. He married the second one within a week of the first one (my grandmother) dying of TB -- but that was the way they did things back then. There were little children to be looked after and Jack had an applicant -- the lovely Lucy Medlock. I remember her.
I know a lot about my ancestors and I am proud of them all. They were people of no formal distinction and negligible education but were quality people nonetheless. I am greatly privileged to have their genes. I am in a very basic sense the person they have made me.
The miserabilism of the ever-whining Left and my own conservative contentment are a considerable contrast
Leftists these days often tell us to "check your privilege". I do so often and am delighted by it but apparently you are supposed to be embarrassed and humiliated by it. In my case: No way!
So does it mean that I am unkind? I think not. I give away more money than I spend on myself. Can any Leftist say that? They only want to give other people's money away!