A small place like Syria with all it’s contradictions is a fine example of a solid social multiplicity, and yet, despite the differences, the certified social standards were almost identical among the land.
One family from the north would be attending the very same TV show, perhaps sharing a very similar review of another family from the west, or the south about it, a common sense that unifies the community.
Speaking of the Syrian common sense as a concrete base for getting people together at least (in the intellectual respect), is actually what kept the country united for centuries, a small place like Syria has survived a mixture of social malady, including religion conflicts and ethnicity ones.
I’d love to expand more in the aspect of the social conflicts that Syria has suffered from for almost forever. For starters, each single family was and still a unique and antithetical version of the Syrian heritage. But how different?
The social standards for one family could stand for the power of education and knowledge, named by ‘the educated slice’ of the Syrian community.
Another family from the very same neighbourhood, same ethnic and religion, might sculpture a tendency for business development, they stand for the power of money, named by ‘the business slice’.
A Syrian social hierarchy refers to a trilogy classification, the rich, a nominal aristocratic elite, gradually fading due to many factors, (I will discuss that in detail in the next article); the middle social class, the most adaptable and flexible slice, strictly speaking, the educated one in Syria, represented by doctors, pedestrians, engineers, teachers and craftsmen.
They all have few things in common, which encapsulated by the extraordinary hard work they constantly offer in order to cover their basic needs.
True, the Syrian middle class has always been more educated and healthier, yet economically fragile, gradually leaving its original place as a community of knowledge and finally and by the year of 2011 appointed down the social hierarchy (poor and undermined).