Just wrote about this to a friend....
Snobbery comes in various guises; quite apart from the usual I-am-richer-than-you financial snobbery. There is ancestor snobbery--I-had-more-illustrious-forebea
Whatever the type of snobbery, it makes me feel a fraud, and makes me uncomfortable. I like people who are comfortable with themselves, happy, and warm-hearted. Modesty (the real thing, not the fluttery, fluting false version) in a person really does enhance my respect. Truly, "nirai kudam thaLumbAthu"...an adage in Tamizh, literally, " the full water-pot doesnt' slop over".
How sad, that I have to post this in English...that there is no Tamizh LJ!!