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What's wrong with being a snob?

What's wrong with snobbery anyway? Shouldn't people be proud of their accomplishments and achievements? Aren't some people better than others-- not in the basic human sense, but in every other sense? Before answering this question, please read Bannings' 1931 piece on this very question (it's on the home page) and see if it gives you a different view than the reining politically correct one. Over 500 words of original text along with the Banning excerpts.

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What's wrong with snobbery anyway?

According to the 1931 piece the individuals that were identified by name who were called snobs resisted the attempt to label them as such. This is because they disagreed with that characterization of themselves. They were intolerant of certain types of people and were discriminating regarding who they chose to spend time with. Then, as now, most people are upset by those who have a standard and chose to stick to it. Snobbery in the sense of believing that one is better than others as a result of birth station, possessions owned, fame or titles, is and pretty much has been considered as boorish and even laughable by most people.

Shouldn't people be proud of their accomplishments and achievements?

Yes, people should be proud of their accomplishments and achievements. However, if it is ...

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This solution examines excerpts from Banning's 1931 piece regarding snobbery. Is there anything wrong with being a snob? Shouldn't we be proud of what we've accomplished?

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