Thursday, January 18, 2007

What class are you

That was a question I saw today on MDC. I answered upper middle. It's such a strange thing to think about. I don't like to think about class and economic levels. Yet, I guess I'm faced with it everyday. We purposefully chose to live in an area that is solidly middle class. We wanted our children to have lots of opportunities and be exposed to a certain type of person. That sounds snobby...but we didn't want them exposed to drugs or gangs. We didn't want their speech to reflect an ethnic stereotype. I guess we wanted them to be as nonthreatening as possible to society so that they would have the least amount of conflict and the greatest chance for success as we could give them. Sometimes I wonder if they'll be ready for the real world. I mean they already think that everyone lives like they do and has the things that they do. I try to temper their perceptions of the world with a dose of reality...but the reality is that their world is a very gentle indulged world.