Posted: 06/03/2013 at 12:28
Frank, perhaps everyone is happy now they've got it off their chests!
People were talking about class a while back, but no one represented the middle class! (perhaps I missed it). I'm middle class, descended from clergymen, Naval officers, doctors and teachers. Also have what is probably a "posh" accent - have been teased for it. But I really agree with what Discodave said
I HATE it when people assume you are of a lower social level than they are because of your accent. I still have a slight accent even after moving away from home when I was 18 (so been away longer than I was there now). I mix in several social circles, some of my closest friends are well to do and some arent. I can honestly say that being upper class or even middle class doesnt make you a better person, you make the person you are and social class, money, upbringing, breeding and stock means nothing in my eyes.
You are who you are, but you can make a difference if you care for and are cared by your fellow human beings, class should not count. My OH came from a coal mining family but, encouraged by his mother he worked hard, got a scholarship and went to university. We have so much in common and I love him to bits.