How Does Social Class Affect Society

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The famous Greek philosopher Epicurus said “He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing” however today it’s because of the Industrial Revolution that society isn’t satisfied with the little and this has had a major negative impact on humanity.
Changes in class and family structures that we see today have had a major negative impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of people today.
As a direct result, the Industrial Revolution Global inequality is growing today, with half the world’s wealth now in the hands of just 1% of the population an imbalance that would have been impossible before the Industrial revolution. The gap between social classes has grown greater than any time in history, with a tiny class of aristocrats
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Women too today take up more employment opportunities than any time before and this has changed the dynamic of the household, often with the child left in the care of strangers while their parents are working a scenario that would have been unthinkable before the Industrial Revolution and something that has negatively impacted on society and the quality of family life.
The Industrial Revolution has also led to an explosion of artificial structures being put in place today to make people conform so that they are more effective workers and can create greater wealth for their employers, such as regulated working hours, dress codes and schools that serve to educate children with the skills to be effective workers but also the social skills to be compliant in the workplace.
The evidence highlights how the Industrial Revolution has massively disrupted people's social and emotional wellbeing. As a result, people who have lost the structure of ties to family and those that have become forced into a life of debt have become susceptible to suicide, with the first world today having the highest rates of suicide of any time in
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