There is something superfluous about the term first-class. There are so many things that constitute some form of goodness in our lives and most of the time when we encounter something good like a good place, a good person or a good thing we think, “Wow, that was awesome.” (At least that is what I say) We are well pleased and eager to acknowledge the value of our experience. There are other words associated with the term good that may dislodge our built in schema or understanding of what the term really means. What if we replaced the word good with the phrase high quality? Most of the time when something is high quality it is better than average and exudes excellence. The term high quality also makes me think of a description of good meat. (Or maybe that is because I haven’t eaten meat in ten days) Another idiom for high quality is first class. Most people can relate to the term first class in relation to air travel. Even when we think of the idea of first class in regards to our U.S. Postal Service it has a nice ring to it. The term first class mail sounds so official.
What would happen if instead of saying the term good life I used the term first class life? Does the term first class life sound too pretentious? If you had your choice of a first class life what would it look like? What kind of job would you have? Where would you live?
Remember, it is first class so dream big!
“There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.” Ralph Waldo Emerson