so the search for distinction has no need to see itself for what it is and all the intolerances of noise crods inculcated by a bourgeois upbringing are generally sufficient to provoke the changes of terrain or object which, in work as in leisure, lead towards the objects places or activities rarest at a given moment.
those who are held to be distinguished have the privilege of not worrying about their distinction; they can leave it to the objective mechanisms which provide their distinctive properties and to the sense of distincetion which steers them away from everything common.
where the petit bourgeois or nounveau riche overdoes it, betraying his own insecurity, bourgeois discretion signals its presence by a sort of ostentatious discretion, sobriety and understatement, a rufusal of everything which is showy flashy and pretentious, and which devalues iteslef by the very intention of distinction引自 the dynamics of the fields
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