Have you ever think about your social status? When I was little, there are only two social statuses that were set up in my mind, either someone is poor or rich. Little that I know about the societies, as time goes by, I realized something; our societies are not only divided into the poor and the rich. The societies are categorized into several social statuses. The social statuses start from lower class, middle class and upper class. The most interesting part from these statuses is the middle class. Most people know about lower class, mostly it is for someone who are basically poor and lack of education. Moreover, upper class is for someone who possessed the major of corporate and individual wealth. How about middle class? Who are considering as middle class societies? Let us find out.
There are some opinions about the definition of middle class. One of the definitions of middle class is a person who owns a house, a car or cars, and there is always food on the plates for his or her family. Moreover, this person has saving in the bank and they have some saving for vacation as well. How interesting it is? Furthermore, middle class has two other categories, one is lower middle class, and the other one is upper middle class. Lower middle class is essentially someone who has occupation such as service workers, these include polices, firefighters, or anyone who has occupation as service workers. Moreover upper middle class is someone like business executives with high incomes and high social prestige. Therefore, where is middle class stand?
Thus, middle class is stand between lower middle class and upper middle class. Most people consider them selves as middle class. However, since the societies have difficulties in defining middle class. Consequently, they simplified it, they categorized middle class from someone’s income. If you have $30,000-$90,000 range of your annual income, then societies will place you at middle class. So, is your status in the middle class?