Can people from different levels of society mingle?

Philippines
October 3, 2012 2:28am CST
You see in the old old time history there has been always stories about wars between the upper class and lower class of the society. Upper class I mean the elite and the have-it-all of the society and the lower class or the sort of losers of the society. What group do you think you belong? As for me I cannot consider myself a lower class because we still has some luxury in this life and we are not very poor that we are begging for food or is having a very hard life. We even experience once in a while the lifestyle of the rich and famous. So I guess we are in between. Is it really unethical for lower class to attempt to mingle with the upper class? Should the upper class have all the rights to enslave people lower than them and to always feel snob?
9 responses
@myfb2009 (8307)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 12
Avery, i think it is no harm to mingle with people from different level. As for myself, i have friends whom are very rich due to their high paid jobs. But, whenever they are free, they still invite me to attend lunches with them. But, i do came across some friends who are only interested to befriend with people of the same level as them. I prefer to avoid befriend with this type of people. Since myself is only a stay at home mom, so i only befriend with those who understand my situation and don't look down on me.
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
Great answer, no harm really to try to mingle with any of them but it is better to go with people you are equal, birds of the same feather flock together--meaning it is not bad to once in a while associate with them but stay more with your same level so you are much comfortable.
@bembzee (769)
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
Regardless of your standing in the community, people can still mingle and have a healthy conversation and good friendship from lower class to upper class in our society. Our economic status cannot define our individuality as a person. There are many respected individual in the lower class being looked up by rich people. People will look at you (regardless of their status) depending on your personality and character. We are making our own self worth. We are equally capable of making our dignity. It's up to us if we let them look at us too little.
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
Right isn't it? It is the dignity and character that matters. There are poor people that has dignity and rich people who has no dignity. But not always the case there are lots of criminals from poor levels of the society and there are lots of good people from the upper class too. Economic level does not really matter, it is the dignity one holds and his character that matters.
• United States
4 Oct 12
People are people, just because somebody has more money than you doesn't make them better. The problem is that people who think they are better are actually worse because they think their wealth or status buys them that opinion. If a person has money good for them, if they don't, they still do what they can to get by. You can't take anything with you when you die. I've never seen a U-Haul behind a Hearst.
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
People are people right. I actually thought of that I can't take anything when I die so I want to be a minimalist. I throw some of my stuff, try to reduce my things around reduce my materialism as if I always needed to buy all the world is telling me to buy like I should have a house as a big as a shopping mall. Yeah, great for poor people there are few attachments to things no need for U-Haul.
@jenny1015 (13396)
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
I don't think everybody can and would want to. A poor might feel intimidated being around wealthy people. While the wealthy people might feel overly superior to be sitting next to someone less likely of their status in life. I would like to say that I can be in both worlds. No sense of being intimidated by them. I could butt in their conversation for as long as I understand what they are talking about.
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
I agree. Poor feels intimidated being around wealthy people like they are piece of garbage while the rich would somehow collapse seeing a poor man coming close to their skins. As for me, I would loved just to experience their worlds but I am happy to be in the middle. Never want to be so rich, because rich people are paranoid they can't sleep when there is no airconditioning unit. I don't want to be so poor but nowadays the poor people are always televised on TV as pathetic receivers of donations from the celebrities. Nevertheless, I love all people whether rich or poor,I like their life stories and life dramas.
• Canada
3 Oct 12
rich and poor definately can get along. Thankfully we dont live in a time anymore when it was pretty much seen as forbidden for the 2 classes to interact on a social level
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
Definitely right.
@AKRao24 (4248)
• India
3 Oct 12
Dear Averygirl Today with the changing times many things have been changed. I am from India which is a democratic country. Here every individual is given equal opportunity by the Government to flourish their lives and lifestyles. There is no discrepancy officially here in my country because of richness. Government is helping the people below the poverty line by all means to improve their lives. They are aided in education and they are given out of turn promotions and they get other benefits as they were sufferers in the past. In fact the so called rich can't remain rich forever with out the help of the people who are either middle class or lower class. The people from lower class are working at the grass root level in any Industry and they are responsible for the actual production. The middle class people and also some lower class people are engaged by these rich people in the management to look after their business. Thus rich man never works himself . He hires the best brains for him, which often he gets from middle class or lower class of the Society as far as monetary scale is concerned. If the rich class remains adamant and have touch me not attitude with his management team then the Industry or the business which he is running will go to Dogs! So to avoid this he definitely would like to mingle with these people. Though the managerial level people are highly educated irrespective of their facial status, some may need some formal training to hope their mannerisms and etiquettes. The rich man always takes care to send such people to get themselves trained so that they will understand how to behave with the / in the elite class. In politics also if you see, we have got many popular leaders who were not very rich once upon a time! They have struggled and improvised themselves to attain a level because of which the people are voting them to elect them as their National leaders. It is the quality of work what people want them, like a rich man wants from his employee irrespective of his past economical status! So I feel with the changing times, the things are getting changed and the financially lower class people are also getting good opportunity in the society and if they are willing to change themselves for better, then they are always having chances to improve their life styles and have full opportunity to mingle with elite class! Thanks !
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Excellent answer! I like what you actually share based on your country India.
• Greece
5 Oct 12
It isn't unethical for so called lower class people to attempt to mix with the upper class. The problem is financial. Rich people live in rich districts in large houses. They are not around to meet unless you belong to somewhere classless, such as a church or charity. Even so you would not find much in common to talk about because money, whether too much or too little, influences our interests, hobbies,friends,holidays,cars,jobs. The list is endless. Unfortunately money can buy rights, especially if people are unscrupulous. A lot may depend on how these people made their money, was that ethical? Was it inherited? Was it by abusing people who were poor and had to take low wages or no job at all. It is a complicated question averygirl.
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
5 Oct 12
mingling and marrying should be based on love not economic status, and that still happens but most of the time the rich and poor don't mingle.
@dorannmwin (36609)
• United States
5 Oct 12
For me, I would have to say that I consider myself to be in the middle class of people because there has never been a time in my life that I've had to struggle to meet the basic necessities and also that we have some luxuries in life. However, my best friends would not hesitate to tell you that they are lower class because there have been a lot of times throughout their lives that they've had to struggle a whole lot. I do think that it is possible for people of different classes to intermingle because it is a matter of a person's drive and personality and not how much money that a person has in my opinion.