1 - Meri tocracy S tories that change the concept of r ich...

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Meritocracy Stories that change the concept of rich and poor Meritocratice Stories that change the concept of rich and poor Abstract: To get a low position in the society is not pleasant from a material aspect. However, it is not everywhere and at all times equally psychologically painful. The impact of poverty on self-esteem will to an important extent be decided by the way that poverty is interpreted and accounted for by the community. While the material progress of the west over two millennia is incontestable, explanations for why one might be poor and
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MeritocraticMStories that change the concept of rich and poor Abstract what one’s value to society might be could be said to have grown notably more punitive and emotionally a new explanation for any anxiety about having or acquiring low status. Unfortunately, the new story began to form around the middle of the eighteen century and steadily gained in influence, challenging the previous story in public. This story largely changed people’s mind about the rich and the poor. This is an elitist world. People have never been so absorbed in meritocracy like today. Box news about great figures and film stars captured nearly all magazines and newspapers. How much did Steve Jobs earned last year? Who will attend Paris Hilton’s birthday party next week? Come to see pictures took from a party for high society! People talk about these topics in restaurants, GYMs and everywhere. There are thousands of books that teach people how to get success. Hundreds of thousand university students want to find jobs with high salary to fulfill their dreams that to be famous persons. Nowadayse almost everyone hope to be great figure, everyone wants to be rich. It seems quite normal that all the people want to be social elites. Peoples
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3 trend to respect those well-known social elites and distain those unlucky people that are unsuccessful. They prefer to believe that the rich is smart and with high moral connotations but the poor is stupid and lazy. What made the society so materialism? Does this method of judgment reasonable? To answer these questions, some people gave out a pessimistic solution. They think that elitism is unnecessary and harmful. The theory of elitism will make people focus only on capitalist reality and become ruthless and cruel. All men are created equal and low status has no moral connotations, people shouldn’t ignore or overestimate the value of other. Some other point out that the trend that people to become materialistic is unavoidable. Although in several recent decades, the voice of anti-post-industrial era is going higher and higher, the trend of elitism has not change anymore. Meritocracy will lead the economy to an unprecedented high level. My opinion is that, the trend to elitism is totally necessary. The rich deserves all the respect for their influence, intelligence and moral connotations. I will use examples and data to illustrate my point of view in following paragraphs. In China, there is an impolite way for parents’ education that when a mother
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