I don’t quite know what happened. The post below is one that I thought I had put up on 13 January, which is why I referred to it in my 14 January post. Thankfully, an attentive reader pointed out the mistake and so I am able to rectify it.
I learned a new term new today (thank you, MacLean’s): that Canada is a meritocratic society. A meritocracy is a system or society in which people have influence or status according to their abilities and achievements rather than because of their social class (thank you, Onelook.com).
This concept is all the more interesting to me that I believe it’s up to the people at the grassroots, people like you and me, to arise and work on advancing human civilization. You would imagine that in Canada, a supposedly meritocratic society, people at the grassroots who are working hard and achieving amazing results at bring about justice and change, would be the ones that would grace the covre of our national newspapers and the such.
Perhaps, then, Canadians should reflect that their meritocratic society isn’t quite as meritocratic as it should be, and they should strive to look for those amongst us who should have influence and to whom we should listen, rather than listening to those we are told to listen to (celebrity tabloid magazines, anyone?).