The middle classes are really a concept based on serving the ruling classes.
At the top (like it or not) we have/had the movers and shakers and the real money. Historically speaking, this lot had whole industries supporting their interests and these became known as the middle classes.
To avoid disruption, the middle classes described a system based on security. That was a good education = good job with security for life = a place to live and hope for the future. Simple.
And now its all over.
The middle classes have been destroyed, and they did it to themselves.
And now we have a stupid system where people still play by the old rules without any logical prize at the end of it. Much the same way as a lender hands out a mortgage based on a job for life when half the borrowers are on six month contracts.
The Doctor (he tells me he's now a Consultant) told me the last set of blood tests are all clear. The last 10 days were in his opinion the symptoms of a mild virus, and ditching training was the best approach.
However, just in case, I've agreed that having a camera down my neck to have a close up look and possible biopsy of the lump on my pancreas, is good advice, so that's in the pipeline so to speak.
I wasn't over keen on this procedure, however, common sense has a high priority rating in our household so 'get to it'.