View Poll Results: Which social class do you 'fit'?

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  • Upper - Ivy League/Privileged

    5 7.46%
  • Upper-Middle - Specific degree PhD, Masters, etc

    22 32.84%
  • Middle - White collar professionals

    20 29.85%
  • Traditional Middle - working-blue/pink collar 4 yr degree

    14 20.90%
  • Working - HS diploma/Assoc degree

    12 17.91%
  • Poor - no college, HS or GED

    4 5.97%
  • I don't label myself and prefer that nobody knows

    7 10.45%
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Thread: Which class do you identify with?

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    It depends on how you look at it. My expenditure is about 10K per year, which is not very much compared to other people on this forum. However, compared to the people I know, I have a lot more wealth than they do, and I own an apartment, which most people at my age don't. Also, I can afford to travel more.

    I always wondered how people could spend so much money. I feel that if I have a decent size house (100 sqm), a good family, a car ($10K) and the money to travel once a year, then I have everything I need in life.

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Warmage class from Sacred (the first game).

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Oh, and if we're asking about class, I'm an Archaeologist Bard building toward Chameleon.

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    I grew up in a very wealthy family, though pointedly we were not wealthy till perhaps the middle of my childhood, but we remain so and I remain closely connected to my family. So I guess it would be upper.

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    This one is admittedly hard for me. If I go with my parents, they started out very poor and eventually became wealthy. My mom started off as a book keeper and became the finance VP of a few companies but doesn't have a college degree. My dad started off as an electronics tech right out of the navy and ended up owning multiple businesses and has a few patents under his name. They are now retired in their late 50s and my mom keeps them an income as a day trader. So I can be any range of classes if I go with my childhood.

    If I go with my own situation, I also started off poor and now am upper middle class in terms of financial status, so I can be any one of those ranges as well.

    So I guess I will go with attitude/outlook (not education or money as the OP or later posts suggest is best). In terms of my outlook, I would say I am middle class. No matter how much money I earn, I still drive an older truck, shop at walmart, have a modest home, etc. And I am satisfied with that level of material wealth.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Upper middle

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Having read through the thread it seems those with more paper than pocketbook prefer using education as the benchmark while those with a healthy pocketbook but few sheepskins prefer the traditional ranking system.

    This is a capitalistic society- even liberals use money, are consumers, and worry about finances- using income makes a bit more sense than education.

    That doesn't mean a person's 'worth' is a bank book bottom line. A doctor splitting his time between wealthy socialites and inner city kids will not be as wealthy as his private practice only golfing buddies but I don't think this particular doctor is all about how many vacation homes he owns before he dies.

    There does seem to be a lot of interest in connecting education with earnings. I think it is way to simplistic saying more education education means more money. More opportunities perhaps, but a PHD in advanced shuffleboard probably won't be as useful a strong back and good eye for laying block. Not saying forgo an education, just it alone isn't a guarantee of financial security for the individual.

    Is interesting to see where someone starts in life and where they end-up. I met a guy from South Texas who's family was well enough off he really didn't need an education so he dabbled in a wide varieties of studies. He loved firearms, not enough to serve, but he loved playing dress-up. He was everything from an unofficial African safari guide to a high end optics demonstrator. Because he traveled to various military bases in several countries he soon thought of himself as an unofficial operator.

    It is an amazing country we live in. While not every hard worker can achieve his or her dreams, many do and live in the same country where another man can become even wealthier just sitting there playing pretend.

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Your education level has nothing at all to do with allot of people earning potential. I was making more than my friends who had masters in the early 90's before I even finished my associates. I know constructions workers with no more than a HS diploma or less who own companies or make at least 6 figures. It boils down to what you do with what you have, not just what you have.

    The poll in my opinion should be divided by income...

    0 - 20,000 Poor/below poverty level
    21,000 - 35,000 Working
    36,000 - 50,000 Traditional Middle
    51,000 - 65,000 Middle
    66,000 - 100,000 Upper Middle
    101,000+ Upper Middle+

    I am talking single person income, not couples etc.
    I think in todays economy these brackets are somewhat low and small. 100,000 is not upper middle anymore. With all the expenses involved this would probably be more like Middle Middle.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Yeah, I'm not feeling this poll. When I think of terms like "middle class", I think economically, not educationally. I've known folks with nothing more than a high school degree and some tech school who have pulled themselves into six-figure incomes because they are smart, hard-working and damned good at what they do. Also, if one marries "well" it's possible to go from "working class" to "privileged" simply by saying "I do!"
    I agree middle class has nothing to do with education although this is becoming more and more untrue. A person who is hard working and has the SKILLs to do his job and is fortunate enough to get some breaks can rise from the lower class to the middle and possibly even the upper class.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Middle, until I get my CPA, then Upper-Middle.
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