In any society it almost becoming a necessity and people naturally find themselves identifying themselves with groups. At times, these social groupings come as a result of the individual’s economic, social or economic position in the society or an individual’s own choice to identify with a class of his choice. Socioeconomic factors classify individuals in groups such that they only associate with people of their class. Also academic level of an individual would determine his class in the society. For example, when one climbs up the academic ladder, he is likely to associate with individuals who are of the same level or more.
This is possible because people would want to associate with people of higher social class. Another important factor that determines a person’s class is the political affiliation of an individual. Political affiliations make people to make social grouping mostly because of similar ideologies. These groupings, however, are more pronounced during political rallies and campaigns. Sometimes the class of a political group lasts for a short time and is prone to change as people change their minds about politics.
Religion is another area that determines and individual’s class. Believers group to build their spiritual well-being. At times, even within the religious class it is sometimes inevitable to avoid social grouping within a religious group. For example, the denominations within Christianity group depending on the denomination one belongs to. Moreover, gender can also contribute to such grouping. At young age, children form friendships among same sex individuals, unlike who get attracted to opposite sex.
Although people form groups in the way stated above, the best way to form class should on an individual’s integrity and moral standards in the society. With this people are able to exchange valuable ideas that can develop the society. People of strong and visionary ideas should form a class to help develop the ideas into reality.
In conclusion, social groups form the basis through which the society is built. People of the same socioeconomic, academic and religious classes form groups to suit their expectations.