and other associations with their counterparts from lower socioeconomic backgrounds than theirs?
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Misunderstood the context of the questioin. Yes, it is GREAT to have friendships but it is wise to for children from affluent socioeconomic background have such friendships w/similarly affuent children who have something in commonality.
And it assumes that wealthy means better and it most certainly does not.
Note this can be of friends/associations of different socio/economic backgrounds not just lower ones
Many children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds have a negative, anti-achievement,&anti-education mindset.They've a consciousness of being satisfied w/very little as opposed to children from more affluent backgrounds who are exhorted to ACHIEV
I get that gmwilliams even so, kids of all backgrounds can be exposed to drugs, sex, bad values, criminal behavior, etc. The stuff I list can apply to kids of all socio/economic backgrounds. I'm curious what was the purpose asking this question?
Glad YOU asked.The purpose was that each social class has its own inculcation. Each social class has its own perspective in terms of worldview..Affluent parents want their kids to associate w/other affluent kids because of the part.mindset/worldview.
i get that gmwilliams!
This is all true, but "gmwilliams" believes that rich is better in every way---morally, intellectually, socially, spiritually and that, therefore, we should not allow our children to associate with a diverse group of friends.
Not necessary, children from socioecnomically affluent backgrounds have a different mindset than children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds who are taught VERY DIFFERENT things in terms of achievemen, education, & success!
The real question is the attitude of the friends, not their income. I taught my daughter that the way to tell a real friend is to ask yourself who would still be there even if you had nothing left to give them!
This question got me thinking about friends of mine; some friends for over 50 years. We come from very different "socio-economic" backgrounds and we've all done just fine. One reason: Our friendships with each other without reference to class.
Social class determines so much.Children from affluent socioecnomic classes have a different perspective on life than those from lower socioecnomic backgrounds.Affluent children are raised/inculcated differently than children from the lower class.
Different does NOT mean better.
Remember we now have a condition among some teens called "affluenza".
There's NOTHING wrong w/being affluent. It is a GOOD thing!