Feb 142011
 

The 4 main ways to judge someone’s class in society: Occupation, Education, Income, and Wealth.
Luckily there is a little graph from the NYTimes that will tell you which class you belong to and how well you are doing compared to the rest of your peers.

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/national/20050515_CLASS_GRAPHIC/index_01.html

My average says I’m in the 62nd Percentile. Hey, that means i’m upper middle class! At least according to this dated chart. Funny, I feel like I’m more in the lower middle class considering how much of a hotbed for rich immigrants Vancouver has become.

Of course, the chart is by no means an exact representation of real social economic class, because there are too many factors not accounted for but it’s still fun to play around with, and you can compare your results with your friends. The different tabs near the top of the graph also reveal interesting demographic breakdowns. At the end of the day though, is class really that important? I think it is. It gives people confidence and opens up opportunities for them to live a more fulfilling life, financially, socially, and spiritually.

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