Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Bowser, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

    So, as the theory goes, social classes can be defined by our experiences through family, school, and social contacts--we acquire our perception, likes and dislikes, even mannerisms from those around us. It is a self perpetuating loop. I've kind of seen this at play in my life. My wife's family, as an example, have wine on the table every time we visit. It's a big deal. While visiting her parents years back in Santa Rosa, I was the designated driver as we toured the wine country. For me, wine was never part of the fixture in my family, but there might be a beer or two in the fridge.

    I do see this as being relevant in how we perceive ourselves and others in our society. As a consequence of being around my wife's family, I've developed a taste for Merlot.


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