Societies all over the world continue to progress because there is inequality. If all men are created equal no one will work as cleaning ladies, no one will bother scrub our toilets, all of us will be movie stars. If all of us indeed become movie stars, I’ll be the first to volunteer to slit my wrist. If life is fair, this world will lose life.
Student: Sir, I think that the biggest problem these people in the public market have is the recurrence of poverty.
Me: Could you expound on that. I asked you to look into tangible problems encountered by the people in the market in which you can write an investigative report about. This problem you’ve just presented is interesting because you’ve looked into the more fundamental concerns. But please be clearer.
S: The mother is a fish vendor. So is the father. And I believe that their children will also be fish vendors someday who will take their parents’ place.
M: I do not see any problem with that.
S: They lack dreams. They do not want to make their lives better. It’s as if they do not anymore want to become somebody else other than being fish vendors.
M: But we cannot all be doctors. We cannot all be college professors. Not all of us are given similar opportunities. It is insensitive to insinuate that these vendors lack dream.
All this fuss about equality and fairness is only valid so long as the person who is making the pronouncement is on an elevated position. Seeking for equality is nothing more than empty diatribe told to the wind.
Equality is a fallacy.