aspiration

Every now and then, a bit of slang comes along that draws a line between young and old, in 2012, that slang term was "YOLO". For those of you who don't know; the term YOLO was popularised by US rapper Drake and it stands for "You Only Live Once".
The incredulity of "privilege for all" will have smarter members of Mr Cameron's entourage nervous. But a debate as to which party truly stands for aspiration is one that Labour very much welcomes.
In his conference speech, David Cameron fired the starting gun in the race to win over the aspirational, striving classes. To be the 'aspiration nation' and win a majority at the next election the Conservatives must ensure that they focus this message on those that want to get on, but can't.
I hadn't been back to St Anne's for two decades and had avoided mailing lists. So I'd never realised some of the authors, journalists and broadcasters I most admired had slept in the same shoebox rooms and drunk in the same windowless college bar years before me.
My pet cause is aspiration. I have said time and again that I believe aspiration is a Gordian knot; it cuts across a range of social and economic issues. It doesn't solve all issues, and there are some people for whom aspiration won't help.
In this day and age, just how relevant are the concepts of class and is it ok to be on the side of cheap and cheerful?