I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.
My father told me many, many years ago that eventually, there will only be two classes: Upper and Lower - the middle class will be extinct. That we know............however, this blog isn't about this, even though it appears he was "right on".
When I was younger, I used to think that if someone had "Class", that meant they wore expensive clothes, lived in a big, expensive, beautiful home and drove an expensive vehicle.
To me, "Class" has nothing whatsoever to do with your "status" in society. You can be rolling in money and have absolutely no class or common sense, for that matter.
My personal opinion is as follows--
You have "Class" when:
-You are not consistently argumentative and know when to keep your mouth shut and walk away from someone who is.
-You dress appropriately for your age and circumstances and it doesn't matter were you buy your clothes, as long as they are clean and in good condition.
-You have moral values.
-A good work ethic.
-Empathy for others.
-Make do with what you have and appreciate what you do have.
-Share with others.
-Are considerate of others.
-A willingness to help others who truly need your help and will appreciate it.
-Keeping a secret when someone asks you to do so.
-Respectful of others - family, friends, the elderly and disabled.
What do you think "Class" means?