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A Word With Class
by Sandy Knauer   
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Last edited: Thursday, March 17, 2005
Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2005

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Class can’t be bought

If morals and values jump off the bridge will you follow? I thought you had more class, class. Can’t any word stand on principle any more?


Maybe you don’t receive the attention you once did, but neglect is no reason to cave in to peer pressure. Think of it this way. Few people deserve you these days. Appreciate being special, reserved for the best. Don’t stoop to their level and sell fake versions of you.


Dress limburger cheese in French bread and it will still stink. Cover wool shorts in silk and they will still itch. Put a redneck in a castle and he’ll still fart on the sofa and a fool is still a fool even if you type his name on a mail-order degree. Call a man classy because he drives his kids to school in a Mercedes instead of a Ford and you have the same stinky, itchy, fool. The only ones impressed are other people who have squandered their fortunes on trappings. There’s a word standing on principle. Trapped is a perfect description of where these people end up. Trapped in an endless game of deception.


I appeal to you to hold out. Demand payment in character, not dollars. Class can’t be bought.

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Reviewed by David Ray 6/23/2005
Unfortunately, the word "character" has been simplified over time, edging out all definition that outlines personal integrity. The fact that it increasingly has less dollar value than the materialistic and ego flattering adornments of society is nothing if not the sign of the diminishing of the very fabric of society. While I heartily agree with the article, I wonder how many will even understand the term "character". Hopefully, more than my pessimistic diagnosis allows.
Reviewed by Dave Harm 4/23/2005
Character comes with one very important attribute... that being our word... without truth and honesty... nothing else matters...
Reviewed by Michael Rayel 4/1/2005
The key to peace of mind? More character and less hypocrisy. Nice article!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/25/2005

Probably not - it seems that leading by (positive) example has gone the way of the dinosaur ... thanks for this first-rate literary write!!


Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/19/2005
so true. i hate it when people look at me like i am yesterday's trash just because i happen to work in a restaurant. i may work in a restaurant, but i have stuck to this job for five years, and i am the best darn silverware roller golden corral has ever had! i also have proven to be a very hard and dedicated worker!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/17/2005
I agree with Lisa that is telling it like it is and you have done it well Sandy.


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