Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Value of Status in Society
As long as we idolize people for wealth, looks and status-we tell our kids that this is what makes a succesfull human being. The prestigious one percent of our society is not where we should look to for a fufilling, realistic life. Status is defined as "the honor or prestige attached to one's position in society." Perhaps we should give the next reality show and million dollar check to educators and volunteers in this country, maybe then the consumer driven society we live in will shift a bit in the right direction. I hope for my nieces sake that we start to place more emphasis on brains and character instead of beauty and status. Am I wishful thinking?