Trope-a-Day: The White Prince

The White Prince/Sheltered Aristocrat: See also Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense for the purely financial aspects of this (post-scarcity vs. poverty), but this also applies across the Associated Worlds and their Decade Dissonance, and in general… well, let’s just say that the most developed civilizations are more or less Utopias, and Utopians have, shall we say, problems in appreciating the problems of non-Utopians.  Which we might as well go ahead and define as people for whom pain is not transient and for whom misery and suffering are not quaintly antiquated abstract concepts.

(ObQuoteStuckInMyHeadWhileWritingThis: “Oh, I’m in pain!  I think this is what pain feels like!”)

…of course, in their case, the naiveté where the social issues of “precivilized history” is concerned is matched with appalling competence in technical issues, with the predictable consequences appropriate to that.

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