Our society has created two ends of a social spectrum: the high and low. The high social spectrum, people regarded as having certain benefits confer on them such as good jobs, homes, houses and cars, to name but a few. And the low spectrum, characterised by poverty, unemployment and homelessness etc.
Sadly, this is what our society has become. We’ve lost every respect for humanity and the value in it; and have replaced it with social class. A concept that’s having significant impact on people’s access to basic things of life, and direct consequence of increase in crime rate in our society today.
Whilst I am of the opinion that anyone can change their spectrum through hard work and determination; I still believe the concept is not necessary at all. Our wealth should influence other people’s prospects of access to jobs, food, education and many more; and not be a basis for segregation.
We should aim for a society where we all can dwell together in harmony; a classless one. One that we can use our wealth to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. To transform other people’s lives and access to the basic things of life.
Measuring people’s existent based on social class is very belittling. Whether we group them under high, middle and low and for whatever reasons, clearly hasn’t helped situation at all. Rather, its creating more divide. Where someone feels they can’t be themselves because of their financial or educational situation is not good for our society. We ought to give people the opportunity to be able to change their situation, and not feel they do not belong.
If we set our standard of existence based on class, then we’re not encouraging hard work. The reason why we see a lot of people getting involved in activities that have potentials to make them rich quickly. In most cases, these activities aren’t through hard work, as we’d expect. But at least, they get them on to the ‘social’ ladder.
Must we continue to create situations that relegate people to the background. Situations that create unnecessary tensions, all because we want to satisfy our selfish intentions. It’s a great thing to be wealthy; and even greater to use the wealth positively. What’s more beautiful is if we all have access to change our situations. To be ourselves whilst we do so. Looking down on people because of their ‘social’ situation is causing negative and unhelpful.