You might think it's unfair that John got the job but you didn't. You might think that Sally should have won the competition instead. But they didn't, and it happened for a reason. It could have been biological, it could have been cognitive, it could be due to a host of other reasons. But there exists a basic similarity between everyone: we're all different. And if we're different, then how can we be expected to be treated the same? Social classes exists because we recognize this fact, and as long as two people still stand on this Earth, there will be some form of social classification.
It's just human nature to separate and classify things. And people are one of the objects we most like to separate and classify. As long as there is income and education disparity (in other words, forever) there will always be a world divided into social classes. Life just isn't kind or fair.
It seems from earliest times that people have divided up into certain classes, and those classes had different levels of prestige. It almost seems like our nature to form groups that then struggle against each other for dominance. There doesn't seem to be any reason that it has to be that way, and if you try to imagine a world in which everyone would be equal it is imaginable, but it is hard to understand how it would be possible. Maybe we have done it this way for so long that is has become ingrained in our thinking that it is a natural way to exist.
Humans have always loved organizing themselves in groups. This can be based on appearance, occupation, or wealth. Even if we somehow got rid of a currency driven society, people would still be divided based on their occupation. Their will always be jobs that will be considered more distinguished and important. These jobs will likely require more education and inherent intelligence which will lead to distinction from other jobs.
As long as human beings lust and long for power, we shall be stratified. The cunning and dastardly will find a way to outwit the trusting and giving, thereby elevating themselves on the shoulders of those below them. In some ways, this is necessary for progress though. Having something to aspire to motivates us, gives us a goal, meaning. If we were all on the same level, what would be the purpose of success?
As long as human beings lust and long for power, we shall be stratified. The cunning and dastardly will find a way to outwit the trusting and giving, thereby elevating themselves on the shoulders of those below them. In some ways, this is necessary for progress though. Have something to aspire to motivates us, gives us a goal, meaning. If we were all on the same level, what would be the purpose of success?
Its so fair how there is a difference in society based on the amount of money you have in the bank. I think its ridiculous how people who have a higher status can have different life chances and opportunities compared to the working class or even middle class. I think this needs to change and we should all just more on
Some say that we have been socialised to have a system in our lives because then we know who and where we belong to. However, there needs to be a change. The society has to evolve and star thinking differently. The life chances the upper class gets are so different to the ones the lower working or under class have. Wealth, power, money etc is not distributed equally . Why is it that we have pop aristocracy that are so rich and don't know how to spend their money and have a majority suffering from malnutrition, and dieying everyday ? Because their lacking the basic things we all have yet don't appreciate.