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Thread: Class will tell

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    Class will tell

    Quick question. When someone self-identifies as being from a certain class, do they get to choose based on the highest class they've been, or is it based on what class they actually are based on income?

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    Re: Class will tell

    I would say currently based income; at least if they were honestly telling someone what class they are in currently. What people have made in the past, or how they're raised doesn't make much of a difference if one is being literal.
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    Re: Class will tell

    Income determines class IMO as such determines what tax bracket you are in.

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    Re: Class will tell

    That's my perception. My mom was raised upper middle class, and never perceived herself as anything but (not that there's anything wrong with that.) I'm just curious, and yeah: I do think it's literally based on income, therefore.

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    Re: Class will tell

    I believe its wealth... (Everything you own)


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    Re: Class will tell

    Class has a whole lot more to do with income. It involves resources, both economic and social, and lifestyle.
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    Re: Class will tell

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Quick question. When someone self-identifies as being from a certain class, do they get to choose based on the highest class they've been, or is it based on what class they actually are based on income?
    Personal monetary habits and intelligence determines class.
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    Re: Class will tell

    <- Intellectual Class

    You money people are funny.

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    Re: Class will tell

    Income doesn't make class. It's how you're raised and educated; I could hit Publisher's Clearing House this week, and I still wouldn't be fit to rub elbows with the social elite.

    Pour enough money into me, though, and I can make my own social class.

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    Re: Class will tell

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Quick question. When someone self-identifies as being from a certain class, do they get to choose based on the highest class they've been, or is it based on what class they actually are based on income?
    Honestly, I don't know. I am who I am. I have certain habits, behaviors, beliefs, etc from my parents who are considered a high income class but probably upper middle class in how they conduct themselves. However, I sometimes speak lazily or wear clothes that are stained or have been worn out, due to comfort (and I tend to feel uncomfortable and out of place in very nice or formal clothes), looking somewhat like one of those people of walmart pictures. My outlook, I think, is the working man outlook, even though my income is above blue collar.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 06-28-11 at 01:46 PM.

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