Social Classes: Similarities Between The Rich And The Poor

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As individuals, we feel that we, people, are our own influence to our daily lives, actions, and behavior when in reality we are mistaken. Our lives, actions, behaviors, etc. are determined based on not only our society, but our social class. Social class is the status of ranking where individuals are arranged based on their wealth, power, and the materials they own. Social class can be differentiated into several different categories, but the ones commonly known are: the elite or upper class, the upper middle class, the lower middle class, the working class, and the poor. Based on an individual 's social class, it determines their social stratification, which is the system in which certain people get more or less rewards; it is a form of inequality …show more content…
For instance, an individual from the lower middle class might have a higher education than someone who is ranked as poor, but a less education that an elite individual. The quality and the overall knowledge of a person can be different due to their classes because not all individuals in all social classes have the same opportunities as those in the elite classes. Those individuals in the poor class don’t have the same opportunities both economically, and psychically to have the same education someone in the lower middle class and higher might have. The poor class might not have the same adequate and resources like other schools. Personally, I am able to say that even though I am a poor class, I have several resources to help me succeed and get into a four-year college, but I am not exposed to all the opportunities the elite class would receive; I have a less likely chance to get into a top private school, which the elite class would most likely not have a problem …show more content…
Not all individuals have the same opportunities as others, and it is mainly because of their social ranking which is fixed and established by society, The lower class you are in, the least likely you’ll have to succeed in your seventeen years of education, and will even less likely be able to graduate from a university or college. Being an individual in any class besides the top two highest classes, can make it challenging for several of people to succeed in life. Social rankings don’t seem to have a lot of importance in our society in the wide scale, but once it is zoomed in, all it’s flaws and mischievous plans are

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