Explain the two basis of social differences with examples.
Origins of social differences:
- Accident of birth: We don’t choose to belong our community. We belong to it simply because we were born into it. We experience social differences based on accident of birth in our everyday lives.
- Based on choices: some of the differences are based on our choices. For example; some people are atheists. They don’t believe in god or any religion. Some people choose to follow a religion other than the one in which they were bom. Most of us choose to study a subject of our interest and an occupation where we can excel. All these lead to formation of social groups that are based on bur choices.