Analysis Of People Like Us

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What if each person walked around the earth naked? With no clothes, accessories or belongings to indicate social class? This is would be interesting to see because in the documentary, People Like Us, it was seen how much people judge each other by their outward appearance and personal belongings. The first thought about someone is made with the observers eyes, that first meeting could forever change the way you see that person. With that first encounter you walk away with a preconceived idea of their class level, income and social skills. All humans judge and evaluate each person by their outward appearance. Keeping this in mind, is there a situation that the judgment stops and we close our eyes to outward appearance? I believe the higher atop …show more content…
It was to promote eating healthy and being fit. In this film, it was used to describe class. The kind of foods you buy and eat dictate the kind of person you are. Many people get judged by their shopping carts and what they buy to eat. Rich people want to make their neighborhood higher class but poorer people don’t need to be apart of a higher class, they just need to get by. In fact, poor people at shelters will take the regular white bread loaves off of the shelves at an alarming rate but when it comes to the fancy sourdough bread that is valued a lot higher than the white bread, the poor people don’t want it. It’s too hard to prepare, they rather just have the convenient white bread. Poor people whom are at the bottom don’t care about class, they just need to get by and feed themselves and their families. Poor people do not care about their appearance, they just want to make the most of their situation. Rich people also care about their physical appearance and what kind of clothes and accessories they have on. They dress to impress because they feel dressing at a higher standard will give them more opportunities for a higher level job. Although it does mean more money, poor people such as Tammy Crabtree do not do so. Tammy is a mom of two children, Matt and Bo. She works at a fast food restaurant and walks ten miles to her job because she has no car. She …show more content…
Matt was interviewed and he was found to hate the uniform his mother wears everyday. He’s embarrassed of the place he lives in and of they way his brother and mother dresses. He tries to clean up before his friends comes over and dresses differently to put on a facade. Matt is embarrassed of his family because he thinks he can do better than the hand he was dealt with at birth. Tammy doesn’t understand why he needs to try and be better than his family. She has accepted their class level and is just working on stabilizing the family and making her dream of being a teacher become a reality. Matt is trying to fit in with nicer clothes and an upper class attitude. Fourteen years later Tammy is still working the same job and Matt is all grown up. He has a child and didn’t finish school because he needed to take care of them. He now doesn’t complain about his mother’s job. He just does his work around the house and tries to keep a job and provide for his family. Once Matt grew up and realized he was at the bottom of the social ladder, being apart of the upper class didn’t matter so much anymore. Once you’re at the bottom, the floor is there to support you so you don’t need to worry about falling any

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