“The train bore me away, through the monstrous scenery of slag-heaps, chimneys, piled scrap-iron, foul canals, paths of cindery mud criss-crossed by the prints of clogs.This was March, but the weather had been horribly cold and everywhere there were mounds of blackened snow.
Both groups have more money than they could possibly spend, which leaves them with much leisure time for cultivating a variety of interests.But I shouldn't pretend that the consensus itself was any of my concern. But neither was the greatest difference between them.It was absurd and slightly despicable, in the first decade of Thatcher and Reagan, to hear former and actual radicals intone piously against 'the politics of confrontation.' I suppose that, if this collection has a point, it is the desire of one individual to see the idea of confrontation kept alive.” ― Christopher Hitchens, tags: confrontation, england, margaret-thatcher, oscar-wilde, political-radicalism, politics, ronald-reagan, social-class, social-structure-of-the-uk, the-importance-of-being-earnest, united-kingdom, united-states “The main point about civility is..ability to interact with strangers without holdingtheir strangeness against them and without pressing them to surrender it or to renouncesome or all the traits that have made them strangers in the first place.” ― Zygmunt Bauman, “They had far more in common than either realised. One was born rich and the other poor.” ― Joseph O' Connor, tags: children, city, city-of-gold, class, class-war, classes, employees, employers, employment, grandchildren, grandparents-yard, holiday, money, parents, poor, poverty, rich, social-class, social-classes, travel, wealth, wealthy, work “But these are sad times, the 'prentices wanting to be masters, and every little tradesman wanting to be a Senator, and every dirty little urchin thinking he can giveimpudence to his betters!As we moved slowly through the outskirts of the town we passed row after row of little grey slum houses running at right angles to the embankment.At the back of one of the houses a young woman was kneeling on the stones, poking a stick up the leaden waste-pipe which ran from the sink inside and which I suppose was blocked.
Dating lower social class
These extremely wealthy people live off the income from their inherited riches.The upper‐upper class is more prestigious than the lower‐upper class.Unskilled workers in the class—dishwashers, cashiers, maids, and waitresses—usually are underpaid and have no opportunity for career advancement. Skilled workers in this class—carpenters, plumbers, and electricians—are often called blue collar workers. They may make more money than workers in the middle class—secretaries, teachers, and computer technicians; however, their jobs are usually more physically taxing, and in some cases quite dangerous. These white collar workers have more money than those below them on the “social ladder,” but less than those above them.They divide into two levels according to wealth, education, and prestige.
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The lower middle class is often made up of less educated people with lower incomes, such as managers, small business owners, teachers, and secretaries.She had a round pale face, the usual exhausted face of the slum girl who is twenty-five and looks forty, thanks to miscarriages and drudgery; and it wore, for the second in which I saw it, the most desolate, hopeless expression I have ever-seen.It struck me then that we are mistaken when we say that ‘It isn’t the same for them as it would be for us,’ and that people bred in the slums can imagine nothing but the slums.I had time to see everything about her—her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold.She looked up as the train passed, and I was almost near enough to catch her eye.