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Posts tagged “Social class

How to better yourself

Wednesbury

People often want to ‘better’ themselves. This can mean moving up a social class, getting a better job or just being able to look in the mirror in the morning and finding that they like the person looking back. Sometimes being ‘better’ is being more confident, better educated or having more money. We all strive to improve life, but we have to consider what is a fundamental improvement, like being better educated and what is just superficial and just makes us look good.

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The Post Code lottery

Woden Road South in Summer

Unequal Britain

In Britain your post code; where you live, tends to  determine a lot of things. How you are viewed by society  in general and by public servants in particular. It tends to determine whether you get a good education, good health care, a decent job and equal opportunities in life. It also determines the way you speak and the way you behave. It can even determine whether you are polite or not! (more…)