Here is where UPPER and HIGH somehow do not mean the same thing
. . . when they most should.
American Heratage Dictionay: high-class ADJECTIVE Of superior quality; first-class.
The upper class in old societies is the social class composed of the wealthiest members of society, who also wield the greatest political power. The upper class is generally contained within the wealthiest 1-2% of the population,and is distinguished by immense wealth (in the form of estates) which is passed from generation to generation. The term is often used in conjunction with the terms "middle class" and "lower class" as part of a tripartite model of social stratification. This does not, however, define their state of "class". Much more often than not, they tend to have less "class" than the so-called social lower classes. This is our world, where terms often are used to mean something completely different than the implied definition of a word. In this case, often the total opposite.
Studies have linked the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin to the way people treat each other, especially in close relationships. Scientists already know oxytocin promotes maternal behaviour, with people exposed to the hormone in lab experiments demonstrating greater sociability. Researchers at the University of Buffalo and the University of California in the United States wanted to apply these previous findings to a larger scale to see if these chemicals promote other forms of nice behaviour, such as giving money to charity, environmental stewardship, appropriate clean language and so on.
The "nice" hormones work by binding people's cells through receptors. Certain genes determine how receptive people are to these hormones. As part of the study, participants were asked questions about their attitudes toward civic duty, such as whether people have a moral duty to report a crime, other people and whether the world is generally a good or bad place, and about their charitable activities, like giving blood or going to PTA meetings. Of those surveyed, 711 people provided a sample of saliva for DNA analysis, that showed what form they had of the oxytocin and vasopressin receptors. Results, published in the journal of Psychological Science, showed people having "nice" versions of the genes, which when combined with the subjects' views on the world, made them more likely to help others. "Specifically, study participants who found the world more threatening were less likely to help others - unless they had versions of the receptor genes that are generally associated with niceness.
"The fact that the genes predicted behaviour only in combination with people's experiences and feelings about the world isn't surprising because most connections between DNA and social behavior are that complex. So, what about the rich and famous people, those born with the silver spoons in their mouths or those nurtured and cared for in a loving and healthy manner in their lives who are not nice people? No, you can not make them be nice, it is now believed, unless they truly already are. So, HIGH CLASS that should be UPPER CLASS should have "criteria" of which to qualify an individual from any walk of life, to be eligible in order to lift and maintain the UPPER CLASS to HIGH CLASS.
by PENNY ANTE