Being Classified In A Social Class

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Social classes are often invisible to young people like myself that have yet to solidify their own independent role in the real world. Therefore, I would classify myself as the lower-middle class that I believe describes my parents. The education my parents got was not ideal to what other parents around us had. My dad did not go to college and my mom went for a semester and had to drop out for personal reasons. They got lucky and both of them got well-paying jobs. Nowadays kids have to graduate with a college degree if they want a well-paying job. That is why I am here now. The main indicator to being classified in a social class is money. My parents make a combined ninety-five thousand a year. That is enough money to live on without paying …show more content…
The amount they make combined is ninety-five thousand dollars a year. Which was enough to make myself blessed, because I know other families do not get that much. Lumen states, “The middle class (40%) is divided into upper-middle class (14%, earning $76,000 or more per year) and the lower-middle class (26%, earning $46,000 to $75,000 per year)” (Lumen). This states that I would be in the upper-middle, but I still think I belong to lower-middle. When I was younger it was much easier to buy what I wanted rather than when I got older. During Christmas my sister and I would get about 10 presents each. As I got older the amount of gifts got lower and lower. Part of the reason my family cut back on spending money on certain wants were the health issues my family started to have. Money became a problem because of the doctor bills my family had to pay. My sister has epilepsy, which means she has seizures, and my parents have to spend money on the pills that she has to take. Also, the doctor visits she has to take to make sure the pills are helping, so in the future she can get her licenses or be able to ride roller coasters. Then there is me. When I was about five years old, I had a skin cyst growing inside my left ear. I had to have surgery to get the cyst removed, and after the surgery was removed, I had to go back every six months for the doctor to check my ear. Within the next …show more content…
I live in a small town called Mooresville. I attended Mooresville High School which is a 4A school. I lived in a neighborhood where it was it was not cheap, but also not expensive. The neighborhood is set in two parts where one is considered “the rich side” and “the normal side”, I live on the normal side. The normal side has barely any two story houses, it is normally filled with one story houses. The rich side is filled with two and three story houses. That is mainly why it is called the rich side. The other neighborhoods all but one is mainly people in the upper-middle class in my eyes. There is one neighborhood that people in the upper class live in. The community is about average with the all the social classes. There is definitely a variety of social classes around the community. There is some food and services in our community, but the biggest communities are next to Mooresville. In the article it states, “Each setting provides opportunities to reach people using existing social structures” (Educational and Community-Based Programs). With the settings of occupations and the school, in my eyes Mooresville is considered to be lower-middle. Although there are some neighborhoods that say otherwise, there are not that many activities around Mooresville to do. The only activity there is to do is go to a movie theatre, and not many people go to the theatre. The money my parents have I

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