Metaphor: understanding silver-spoon conservatives’ take on the needy’s struggle … an H2O Metaphor

There are many different subgroups within the conservative population. Primary among them are the capitalists, and within the capitalists subgroup there are further sub-sub-groups, chief among them are the silver-spoon capitalists.

Understanding their viewpoint of the big picture is important. Here is a metaphor that attempts to describe how they view their life experience in relation to the life experience of an impoverished culture.

Understanding the silver-spoon capitalists' viewpoint of the impoverished community is important.

Imagine a drop of H2O, Water, living its whole life in a temperate room. It and other drops of H2O mingle with each other and live a pleasant life. He can easily adapt to new places since he has shape-shifting capabilities, and can easily recover from adversity (such as being splatted by a light hammer) because of its capability to regroup with other liquid droplets.

Water has heard rumors of a drop of H2O that lives differently from himself, Ice, who lives in the freezer of course.

Ice experiences the world differently: he is unable to mingle seamlessly with others, he is unable to adapt to most situations because of his inability to change shape, and when struck by a light hammer his shards are never able to regroup.

This is all good and well, but it does not really matter! … until a compassionate person begins to realize the very different lives that Water and Ice live, and most importantly realizes the very different quality of their lives: Ice is highly stressed; Water is happy.

The compassionate person brings the issue to everyone’s attention. Water says, ‘if they are so unhappy, why don’t they just behave the way we do: learn to recover better from adversities when they occur, adapt to changing situations better?’

Because Water has only experienced reality from his temperate perspective, he was unable to genuinely comprehend the limitations of Ice’s reality, though these limitations have been recited to him several times. Water could just not realize that Ice does not have these capabilities due to the laws of nature, though Ice does wish dearly that he did have these capabilities. The only way for Ice to get these capabilities is if Ice’s environment changes to a more temperate one.



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