You have the mainstream bourgeois life of the U.S., Europe, the “developed” world – the life of technology, education, mortgages, careers, a certain level of physical comfort – while on the other hand, several billion people on the planet exist on less than a dollar a day. That’s a huge and terrible reality to get your head around.

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“You have the mainstream bourgeois life of the U.S., Europe, the “developed” world – the life of technology, education, mortgages, careers, a certain level of physical comfort – while on the other hand, several billion people on the planet exist on less than a dollar a day. That’s a huge and terrible reality to get your head around.”

 

Ben Fountain

You have the mainstream bourgeois life of the U.S., Europe, the 'developed' world – the life of technology, education, mortgages, careers, a certain level of physical comfort – while on the other hand, several billion people on the planet exist on less than a dollar a day. That's a huge and terrible reality to get your head around.