A couple of weeks ago, I came across this show that Oprah was doing on classes in society and how people perceive them. It was interesting to note that some of the “class designators” that make people judge one’s class are such things as obesity, bad teeth, and the way they talk.
The question is though, should we care what class other people fall into? It seems like people are worried so much about climbing into a higher class than they currently are in, that they look down on others of lower class levels. We are all very much aware of the pressure that the media, TV, and society in general puts on everyone to strive to be rich and famous, and if you are anything but that, you are apparently worthless.
What does this lead to? Millions of people are fighting for those few spots at the so called “top”, and it then leads to mass disappointment. American Idol auditions are a perfect example of that. The bottom line is, that you can be happy in ANY class. The amount of money or fame a person has is ABSOLUTELY NOT relative to the amount of happiness they have. People in society are too concerned with this desire to feel accepted and admired by others, and they do this in spite of how they truly feel within about themselves. Learn to be happy with yourself first.
The way I see it, once you are secure in who you are and where you are going, you could careless about class. You will not care to befriend people that may be overweight or have bad teeth, because that’s who they are, and you are who you are. And you will not care what others around are thinking, because in the end, the only true opinion that really counts, is yours and yours only. There are good and bad people in all class level, and it’s a shame that some people choose not to get to know certain individuals, because of their “perception” of their class. The old saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” fits very well in this case. This is why, in my opinion, class should not be something to concern ourselves with.