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Alain de Botton

Originally posted July 2004

Status Anxiety

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If you arrive at a party in a Ferrari, do you suppose you'll be taken more seriously than if you arrive on a bicycle? Certainly you will, says author and philosopher Alain de Botton. We have confused status with honor, he says, and dignity and respect are predicated on accumulation of the markers of success.

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