I live in London, the South to be exact.. People here are around middle class. I am lower-middle class.
The South is mainly middle, as well as the North.
The East is lower, that's where all of the gangs are and criminals.
The West is full of the rich people..
I was in London a few weeks ago, and I was in the West part. (Kensington and Chelsea)
I went into a McDonald's to get food and I saw a middle aged man and woman across the street scowling at me as I walked down the street to the doors. I could tell by the way they were looking they were judging me.
It really annoyed me, I literally felt like walking across the street and punching him.
I don't know if this applies to where you people live (mainly US). But the gap between rich and poor in London grows ever larger. The cost to live is going up and the wages are staying the same. What is my family supposed to do when we're losing money?
That and the goverment have raised tution fees up again.. So my friends who are as poor as me are gonna find life even harder when they start Uni. NHS is going privatized, so healthcare will now have to paid for, rather than taxed.
My generation have been f*cked over.. no jobs.. It annoys me. People only think about the present and not the future. Things need to get better, and at the moment; they're going nowhere.
- Yes, posh people can be snobs.Vote A
- No, I'm a posh person. Sweep my chimney; you peasant.Vote B
- I don't know tbh, everyone where I am are equally rich/poor.Vote C
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It's not so much like this where I live. Though Switzerland has poor and rich people too, we don't have the real poor people. I mean... we don't have homeless people or beggars or gangs or anything like that. A poor person in Switzerland will still have his/her apartment and the basics they need to live. Of course this also has to do with the welfare state which is much more developed here than in Britain or the US. Also, what's different especially from Switzerland to America is that being humble and being secretive about your financial status are considered big virtues in Swiss culture. So, even if you're a millionaire in Switzerland, you don't brag with your money so much. There's even a saying we have that goes "you don't show money and you don't talk about money, you simply have it". So looking down on other people obviously happens less often too, because rich people don't act so posh. If it wasn't for the occasional gucci handbag or BMW car, it would be almost impossible to even tell the rich people apart from the middle class people. In America, this is quite different already because being rich is generally considered something very admirable in American culture. Hence, rich people love bragging about their wealth.
In England, it also has a lot of historical reasons (as you probably know even better than myself). You can't expect to have a country with a 1000-year tradition of having an aristocracy suddenly change into a very equal society. However, politics is certainly an even bigger issue. And here, I have to say, I also feel that generally speaking, Americans and Brits got what they deserve. Of course there are also people who vote left who are not happy with how their country is functioning but who unfortunately compose a political minority. However, most people are - in my personal opinion - simply naive and stupid when it comes to politics. America is a great example for this. The conservatives have been telling the American people this fairy tale about the American dream for 100 years now and people still believe them. There's probably no other country in the world where people vote so consequently against their own interests. They vote for people who only and exclusively care about the banks, the big business and their own pockets. Everything else gets the hate-stamp "socialist". And why do people vote for these kinds of a-holes? Because they still believe that one day they will be billionaires themselves. All these people don't0