These last couple of days, I have had some interesting conversations with a design teacher from UK, about the monarchy and Brexit, although be it different from how it is in Sweden. I was born of noble heritage, so naturally I'm pro monarchy.
How do I then define and defend this position when so many people make assumptions that are not at all true, such as that all nobility are snobs and wealthy, living alone in giant houses, without problems in life. It's rather the opposite!
To me, a real noble person can only be busted for being so, through our manners that are genuinly polite, caring and generous, without any snobby attitude. THAT is only used as a defense. But, in comparison to Aloha, being noble is more neutral, while Aloha is more loving.
To be born noble is to be trained to take responsibility in society, to be able to lead, to be an ambassador and to be diplomatic and neutral, to be able to talk with anybody with the same respect, to be ready to help without questioning or asking for anything in return and of course, to be able to use the right silverware by the table, including at a formal setting like the very one when the Nobel prizes are given. We are raised and trained to. Is anyone else?
Have you ever seen someone lift their little pinky finger when they drink their espresso or tea?
Back in the day, the noblesse wore gold-rings with their family weapon imprinted, on the pinky. It was a way to show who you are, as well as used to seal a document or envelope on red lacquer. Perhaps is it even why we "pinky-swear"!
So, why should we keep nobility in the world, what is our purpose? To me, it is us, who uphold the dignity of man in society. You just don't know how much.
Image shows the Charpentier heraldry, coming from my father's side, who has a ring from my grandfather's sister.