What does being middle class mean to you?
I see people causally saying “oh I’m middle class” or “ oh I’m from the lower class” but what actually made you feel that way?
Recently the Zoe C&K girl got exposed by netizens as they found proof that she isn’t as poor as she claims she is. And she same out to say that she’s not poor but in the “middle class”?
I used to be from the lower class when I was young. And that stemmed from not having enough money for daily necessities. Dad was earning 2.2k a month to feed a family of 4 so the struggle was quite real. He kept telling us he is poor and our childish self refused to believe it .
But I think now due to work and education, i can safely say that I moved out of the lower class. And some changes for me were the capacity to pay my parents medical bills on time, no debts, having the means to eat out often even tho it’s not at some fancy restaurant.
Im not rich rich, but I feel as tho I’m not struggling. I still take the bus daily because I can’t afford a car yet but that’s alright. Maybe next time me and my fiancés combined income will allow that privilege.
What about you guys? How do you define being in the “middle class”?
- have seen lower/middle class PRs struggling with daily meals but they’re unable to apply for financial aid as well
- I’m definitely of the lower/lower middle class.
We don’t own any luxury things like LV, Chanel etc. Even Charles and Keith is barely out of our reach because it’s expensive to us. We consider Charles and Keith luxury too.
We don’t have a car, maid or a personal chauffeur like the rich people do.
We live in HDB not condo or landed like rich ppl
Always taking public transport instead of grab, personal car or chauffeur etc
Only my dad works. He’s a teacher.
All my 3 siblings and I share a small bedroom.
Sometimes, I am ungrateful and envy other people when I see others being fetched to and from school in their parent’s car, wearing branded things etc.
Sometimes I see spoilt rich and very rude children/ppl and I think to myself, “Life is so unfair. Why are rude and obnoxious people rich most of the time? That wealth should go to someone who is more humble”. Yes, life is unfair.
But then, this also reminds me to be grateful for what I have. Some ppl don’t even have clean water, safe place to live in like SG and live under a roof etc. So many things to be grateful for, yet sometimes I take things for granted. Also, when I watch documentaries about the North Korean citizens it really reminds me to be grateful for what I have. They don’t have the freedom to even do what they want (e.g. wearing makeup, having free thoughts) and live as lifeless puppets
My parents are working so hard and providing the needs and support for our family even though we don’t have much like others. I will definitely repay them when I start working