Mutual Benefits of Inequality

 

Our choices create us and our creations are formed by our choices. I recognize my curiosity’s nature and manifestations are often beyond my control but not my choice. I owe much of who I am to external influences, even some I don’t completely understand—but the choice of those influences is mine, just as it is yours or anyone else’s choice.

As a result, we’re inherently unequal because our individual sets of choices are unique. However, we each have talents we can use toward a purpose that will live through others.

Unfortunately, when people talk about equality they are too often ineffectually dancing around a euphemism for their flawed perception of inequity. A world filled with fallible human decision makers will never be perfectly fair. Nonetheless, even imperfect people can collaborate in a way that renders inherent unfairness irrelevant through shared attainment. If everyone could grasp that truth long enough to reach a mutually beneficial understanding, these concerns about equality and similar matters would fall away like tears beneath a glorious deluge of absolution and attainment.

 

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

–Voltaire

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