Social Environment and Its Effect On One’s Life
matter how intelligent he is or have any luxury he wants just because of power
It is hard for many poor to go to college because of such high tuition
costs. Scholarships are available; but, even though one shows financial need,
guidance. Whereas, the affluent, even if busy or working, have the means to
children are on their own.
community, another from a small, middle-class suburb and the other from a
graffiti-ridden slum. All three of these students have exceptional GPA’s and
problem and chances are that those parents have some pull because of who they
are. The middle-class student won’t have a great problem but there is still the
fact of paying tuition, which would limit the options quite a bit. One may be
someone richer, the middle-class student would probably lose out. Some of the
alumni to that particular school. If not, they will have better connections and
will have a more impressive letter of recommendation written for the student.
However, the lower-class student would have a much rougher time. Even with good
grades, he might lack the opportunities that others may have. Tuition is
definitely a problem and with an overworked guidance counselor, a problem of a
and maybe even the student.
I am not saying that social environment is the definitive factor in
someone’s lifetime accomplishments. It is common knowledge that it is difficult
others have, but many have managed. There is a way out, it just takes a strong
mind and a strong will to do so. If someone is intelligent enough, they can try
to go out and grab the recognition they deserve.
Social environment as a determining agent is definitely a human-made
force. In society, the poor are regarded with contempt or completely ignored
while the rich are seen as having the authority over everything. The poor are
seen as undeserving, therefore, not receiving much of an education, if any. In
any society, there are always the strong and the weak; and, in this case, the
weak are portrayed as the poor by the rest of society. Some feel that the weak
in our society should be eliminated because they are no more than mere pests,
irritating the rest of society.
is a positive outlook on all situations and never stop trying. If one never
The most important thing is never to let society get in the way. One must not
fall prey to society’s evils and give up.
If there were to be a solution, it would have to be bringing more jobs
where the above-mentioned lower class live, are uneducated because there is a
shortage of teachers to give them guidance. If schools were cleaned up and rid
of all the violence, then more teachers would be willing to teach there. All of
In not too many years, the generation of tomorrow will be the generation
will change and the poor will be considered human beings. But until then,
society remains the same and will be very difficult to change. In conclusion, I
have a very optimistic opinion of the future and the way the poor are treated.
It will take concerted effort and cooperation on behalf of everyone but I think
it can be done if everyone puts their minds to it.