It seems to me that academia is not a meritocracy.
People with wealth and power have many things that normal people do not.
My family and I have been celebrating Christmas for as long as I remember, but with each passing year, I've become less and less excited about it to the point that I don't really understand why we celebrate it anymore. This year, I'm not sure really sure if I'm happy that we do. At the very least, I kind of wish that we could replace Christmas with something else – maybe a holiday with fewer problems.