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Societal Barriers, part one

While there is not much in the way of polite society in New Babbage, it does exist in various pockets around the city. I had grown up within its genteel embrace, but after my family died and I settled here, I neatly sidestepped rejoining the NB clan, as it were.

I grew up believing my class was superior and the privileges wealth and station brought me were simply my due. What child questions the world view espoused by one's family? Our staff were honored to be employed by my father. Merchants blessed our patronage. Events were made brighter when those of my class attended. How could charities exist without the assistance of the upper class?

Enough. Gentle Reader, perhaps you have never questioned the social order and assumed that is how civilization advances. I am like you; I am not wise enough to propose a better system. I do not condone an overthrow of the privileged classes.

The events that led to me being without family and making my way in the world in a new, rather dangerous city have caused me to question the assumptions of class and privilege.

I must put down my pen for the moment, but I will continue.

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