We live in a stratified society: that is, one in which there are different socioeconomic classes. Membership in a certain socioeconomic class entitles you to certain privileges, with members of the higher classes naturally having more and better entitlements than the members of the lower classes. Given that fact, it is hardly surprising to discover that people are always trying to figure out how they can move from the lower socioeconomic classes, to the higher ones. And I have come to the conclusion that there are some five ways in which a person can move from one socioeconomic class to the next.
One straightforward way to move from one socioeconomic class to the next is through education. Actually, with the right level of education, you may be able to ‘skip’ some classes: thus making it possible for you to move from a very low socioeconomic class to a very high one, without having to go through the intermediate classes.
The second way in which you can move from one socioeconomic class to the next is through politics. If you can demonstrate good leadership skills within the political scene, you can get rewarded in a huge way.
The third way in which you can move from one socioeconomic class to the next is through marriage. There are many folks who have been known ‘to marry their way out of poverty’.
The fourth way in which you can move from one socioeconomic class to the next is through business. If you are truly good in trade, this can be a straightforward way to advance socioeconomically: especially if you are able to consistently reinvest your earnings, and to use your money effectively in improving your (and your family’s) standard of living.
The fifth way in which you can transition from one socioeconomic class to the next is through networking. If you are effective in your networking, you can soon have the connections to move from one class to the next. Don’t underestimate the power of ‘connections’. Thanks to the right connections, you can move – in less than a decade – from working at Walmart (and earning the rather modest Walmartone.com paychecks), to the point of being a truly big shot.