I’m fully onboard with the journey toward equality, but conscious that there’s so much to do in society. In my own mind though, I’ve felt sure there’s been a lot of progress.
I was surprised, then, when I thought I saw an old friend from Germany in a car near my house. It was a small car and a good few years old. The surprise?
Must be his wife’s car, I thought.
The associative machinery in my head jumped straight to the idea that he’d have a big, new executive set of wheels and hers would be smaller and older. They were in almost the very same jobs when I saw them last.
Conscious thought can be changed fairly quickly. The ingrained ideas and expectations we have need much more work.