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I don't want to be derogatory but the people I worked around in blue collar jobs were not concerned with higher thought. They were concerned about smoking, drinking, and going to bars and picking up horny divorced women.

I know those peeps. I am from the world of proudly drunk, ignorant, lazy, angry people prone to violence. And those were just my parents

I have been running from those Blue Collar types my whole life with varying degrees of success. But I found just being smart and getting my ticket punched (getting degrees) didn't really get me into the club.

When I was 19 I went from a job that was almost exclusively low class/blue collar to one where I worked 1 on 1 with lots of happy peppy recent collage graduate types. They all assumed I was about 22 or 23 yrs old. I'm thinking "Do I look old..?" It was because they all thought I had a degree or at least had done a stretch in college. I modeled myself after Ward Cleaver and the guy in Father Knows Best on TV. They were what I thought actual adults should be like.

Then I had to run away from home and eat at the same time. Hard to associate with the genteeeeel class like that.

I was not into drinking alcohol and did not hang out with the crowd in college that consumed alcohol.

I have yet to find a "crowd" in america that is not into alcoholism except the AA crowd and uptight religious wackos.
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