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Describe the social and political factors that make people different from each other In the following document I am going to look at the social and political factors that make people different from each other. The four categories that I am going to examine are age, gender, social class and ethnicity. Age Age is the length of time in which a human being has existed. There are a number of different age groups in society. People are usually grouped as children, youths, young adults, middle-ages and elderly. People in each group share experiences. They also have something different to offer society. For example, elderly people are wise and working adults make contributions to the economy. People in different age groups may live, think and behave differently but are equally important and should have equal opportunities in life. Factors that make people different from each other concerning age are: * Abilities: as people get older they have had more experience in life than someone who is still a youth. For example, an adult has more knowledge about life and can deal with difficult situations. An adult can make a decision within a couple of minutes whereas a child may take a couple of hours to decide what to do. ...read more.


* Looks: it is quite easy to tell the difference between a male and a female just by looking at them. Females tend to be more petite than males, males tend to be more muscular and have stronger physiques. * Interest: as a female your interest might be shopping, beauty, make-up, sports, dancing, horse riding, fashion magazines whereas if you are a male your interest might be football, rugby, play station, Xbox, the pub. This doesn't mean that just because you are a female or a male that you can't have which ever interest you want but in today's society these are usually interest that make men different from women. * How you are treated by others: if you are a female you may feel a bit more threatened at night by yourself than if you were a male. If you are a female you could be treated as a housewife and expected to do the cleaning and cooking whereas if you were a male you'd be expected to go out and earn a living. * How you think: if you are a female you may think about more practical things like when you have to pick the kids up from school, what you are doing tonight. ...read more.


However, you may be white but some of your family come from an Asian background thus your looks don't determine your full ethnicity. * Interests: sometimes your ethnicity determines your interest, for example in your ethnicity religion may be a major factor and you may have to spend time going to church or praying. Also, in some ethnicity groups the countries that they come from are very poor therefore they may not have the facilities or money to do certain activities. Finally, some ethnicity groups have different views on certain activities therefore because of your ethnicity you may not be able to join in, in a certain activitiy. * Beliefs: your ethnicity may determine your religion, I think that this is probably one of the biggest factors that makes people different because if someone believes in one view of something and another in a completely different view then they will have a completely different outlook on life. In some ethnicity groups you have the choice to pick which religion you would like to believe whereas in other ethnicity groups you are born with your religion. Every different religion has different celebrations, festivals, wedding ceremonies etc which will make people different from each other. Finally, every religion believes in a different god and some religions pray more for example. ...read more.

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