Saturday, October 8, 2011

Does it really matter all that much?

Here's a question for you-  Do you worry about what other people think?  Think back to high school (or maybe you're there right now)- did you care what the football team or cheerleaders thought about you?  Were those even the cool kids?  How hard did you try to "fit in" or to be accepted?  In my opinion high school is just a microcosm for the reality that adults end up in.  Things really don't change.  There are plenty of people that will do anything just to be included in the upperclass group.  They'll change who they are, how they act, and what they wear.  It's the more material things that matter to them. But does it matter that much?

I do believe that the social class we are in can influence us.  I don't believe, however, that it should be the distinguishing factor of our character.  The "People Like Us" video clips (on YouTube) we were assigned to watch made me realize how important social class is to the world.  Should it be that way?  Can it be different?

I know that what social class we are in does impact our lives- every single one of us.  It is my hope though that we can lay that aside and fulfill our dreams, achieve our goals, and push the limits to what we are capable of regardless of where you were born and how much money your parents had.

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