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25-07-2021, 09:28 AM
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Why do we judge

People by the jobs they do..?, Im sure weve all met someone at a social gathering and inevitably the conversation comes round to and what do you do ?
Does the answer then determine how we treat them, if they said , Im a nuclear physicist would this mean theyd be treated differently than if they said Im a fast food worker if so, why, either one could be a nasty piece of work, as either could be the nicest person on the planet, so why do we judge on a persons profession..?
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25-07-2021, 09:34 AM
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Interesting question....its a bit of snobbery really isn't it? The class system kicking in. I am better than you because I do "xyz" and you....well...you just do that. Personally I don't care what you do for a living, I'm more about the actual person. Someone said to me once "oh...but your job isn't that hard, you just work in a shop" and I said "Have you ever done that yourself - its so much more than selling things!"
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25-07-2021, 09:41 AM
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I know exactly what you mean Primus. I've always been a bit uncomfortable socialising/chatting with professional people. Myself having left school at 15 & worked in a factory.

However on holiday one year in Portugal we made friends with an American couple. We got on really well with them, had drinks together, went on excursions with them etc.

In the course of conversation I discovered he was a doctor & she something in the education system.

Because I had got to know them before I knew what they did for a living, it didn't make any difference.
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25-07-2021, 09:55 AM
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Thats the thing though carol, you got to know them, many people would assume that someone being a dr, must be a better person because of that, without getting to know them, once they did, they might not like who they are, its the same of people with money, some are rude snobs who wont give you the time of day, others are really nice and treat others with respect
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25-07-2021, 10:00 AM
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The 10 in my pocket or wallet is the same as anyone else's, how I chose to earn that is my choice, how another person chose to earn their 10 is up to them. I am as good as the next person, if they choose to believe otherwise then that is both their problem and an undeniable indication of their shallowness as a person!
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25-07-2021, 10:03 AM
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When I was seated on a plane returning from Malta some years ago, a pompous gent said of his companion to no-one in particular ‘she’s a retiiiiiiiiired academic.’ So what, thought I. Now she was seated beside me, with someone unknown to her on the end, and it was to this person she directed her whole attention for the flight. So she may have been a retiiiiiiiiiired academic, but seemed not to have many social manners.
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25-07-2021, 10:11 AM
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Why do we judge
People by the jobs they do..?,
...do 'we' some maybe, but not all..

..just about every 'job' performed by someone (with the odd exception of so called 'influencers ' for example ) plays a vital part in everyday life for me, those who empty my bins, deliver my milk and post, fill the holes in my teeth all have their place and are important .
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25-07-2021, 10:13 AM
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I think that often it is just a way of starting a conversation. It is better that talking about the weather.
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25-07-2021, 10:18 AM
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I believe some people like to know what others do for a living because it is a perceived way of establishing superiority or inferiority. To many a person's occupation is a way of calculating status and initially estimating where people fit into society, at least until they get to know them better. We tend to judge what people wear in a similar way, where they live and what car they drive - status. In the animal world bums, noses are sniffed and note is taken of size, condition, etc., pretty primitive stuff really, I think. In humans it is more subtle and sophisticated.
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25-07-2021, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Meg ->
...do 'we' some maybe, but not all..

..just about every 'job' performed by someone (with the odd exception of so called 'influencers ' for example ) plays a vital part in everyday life for me, those who empty my bins, deliver my milk and post, fill the holes in my teeth all have their place and are important .
Exactly Meg, its just that people dont often realise how important some of these so called menial jobs are.
 
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