Why London will Never be my Home

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Class system

First and foremost, what hit me the most when I got to London 15 or so years ago, is the class system. What is that? Just because someone has more money doesn’t mean they are better than someone who doesn’t have a lot of money. People feel some kind entitlement because they have money. People shop at more expensive shops and use pricer products to feel good about themselves or above others.

Meanness

People are mean in London. I know Lithuanian people never smile and they don’t thrive on customer service skills, however, people in London are mean. For instance, today I left my flat and a woman leaned on me and wouldn’t let me pass because she felt I had to say “sorry” and it wasn’t my fault. I was out of her way already. That wasn’t enough for her.

Money

London is a hub of money making machine. It has been for centuries! Nothing wrong with that! However, people work and some work really hard. An average human being working in a city spends their money on three things: 1. houses, 2. holidays and 3. if they have children schools. That’s it. Money gives them entitlement to feel good about themselves and they “have” a certain standard/class.

I am a writer who learned to code! I write about personal experiences within a humanist and global context. Find me on Twitter & Instagram @erikachaudhary

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