Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by Kaos General, Jun 22, 2010.
im working class baby :stars:
Lower middle fruitcake class :laugh:
im lower bottom fruitcake class with whip cream on top ...
Upper-middle class, I think.
At the moment, to all external views, I'm working class or lower, but I tend to think in terms of my future life.
Aaaaaaaaah aspirations, i like hehe
It might sound dumb, but I've never understood this way of 'classing' people.
If anyone would've asked me what 'class' I was in growing up, I probably would've said 'lower middle class' > thinking: I've a single parent raising 3 children who works all the time and barely has enough to pay bills, let alone feed us. I started working when I was old enough; my older sister worked when she was barely old enough... so that we could eat every day.
We were homeless a few times, lived in shelters- but we always had a roof over our heads somehow.
What would that be classed as? Was I right?
Now, things are quite a bit better.
Mom only has one child (my younger brother) to pay for; which I imagine is much easier than raising 3 children alone at once.
He got a job on his 15th birthday and pays for any of his own school stuff/fancy games and shit like that.
I pay for myself.
We live in a shared house for now, and mom has a fairly nice vehicle!
A vehicle is a pretty big step up, actually!
I-myself-before I went crazy-was dumped by the love of my life- and fired from my stupid job; would consider myself to have been middle class. I like old stuff, I don't over-indulge; but I like to have things and take days off. Live in nice areas and drive awesome clown-car-esque-mobiles.
I also worked 2 to 3 jobs; along with doing any acting work I could find.
um... so... working-clasS?SSSSS?!?
I think I just like to see all this stuff I've typed.
... ohhhh! pretty words!!
Lol you are cute Vanessa.
I am not sure of the definitions of these classes to be honest. My interpretation might not be acurate.
Ah, yes, excellent point.
Mine was topsy-turvy, too.
My parents were upper middle class until they divorced when I was 2.
My dad was upper middle class for a few years after, but lost his job and was barely hanging on for several years, and then back to upper middle class until I was 9.
My mom was working class (or lower) until I was 9.
My dad remarried and became properly middle class.
I suppose my mom remarried into properly middle class as well.
And now I'm on my own and unable to work and on welfare living in the cheapest place I could find to rent worried about whether I can afford food. But soon I'll be back in school and then once I'm out I'll be a rather skilled engineer with a master's degree or Ph.D (that is, skilled even compared to those with equal education) with basically limitless potential.
I guess the whole idea is kinda shot with the advent of class mobility.
Ok for those of you from the US its basically this:
Below working class= generally the homeless
Working class= people who traditonally have a construction job or such, are deemed to be working class because they recieve a working wage etc.
Middle Class= Back in the day it used to be anyone who was a civil servant, but nowadays its anyone earning over £30K a year
Upper Class= This used to be the class that politicians, royalty and anyone famous used to be in but now i guess its anyone earning more than £100K+ a year.
Hope its clarified issues
I'm classed as below working class because I'm on a disability pension...
there is a stigma attatched to it here ...
theres not enough money either...
with a cherry on top?
would say working class, but I got a lottery ticket for tomorrow the way my luck is going..........:unsure:
don't forget your friends here if you win Rich....:biggrin:
my dear friend you....(grovel )
as if Rich would forget about boo... hmmm... maybe i should have sent him a better christmas present last year....
haha same here actually.
i'm not sure were i'd fit into, i'm self employed and i work hard, i can make a living enough for paying bills and food.
I think there's an education aspect attached to being middle class also, people with degrees and higher degrees who are earning a certain wage I have always thought.
I'm probably upper class, even though I don't identify myself in it... My parents are pretty wealthy (professor/principal/science stuff) and I have ended up at parties with royal guests twice.
And I'm a member on SF. As you see, money is not everything.
Some where between middle and upper class.
As little me said...money does not bring happiness.
Upper -ish middle class
There are really only two classes: The elite, and the suckers. 95% of everyone are suckers. Elites are the only ones that have anything; everybody else are a bunch of suckers forever playing catch-up, and ending up like this :apple:
I'm a working class I suppose, I'm jobless right no though...