This weekend, I caugh a bit of Stossel on tv. He was talking about equality.
I've said, many times, that we are born with equal oppourtunity, but not equal outcome.
Stossel though, brought up an interesting point.
We all debate about fiscal equality. The 99% vs the 1%.
But what about other aspects in life?
It's been shown that taller people garner more respect than shorter people. Do we make tall people short, so we can be equal?
Good looking people garner more attention than plainer looking people. Do we scar, damage people who are better looking so we can be equal?
We all admire singers. But do we damage the vocal cords of a vocalist, so we can be equal?
Artists paint brilliant pictures. Do we break a few fingers so the playing field is level?
So many scream and shout about equality, parity. But each of us is probably exceptional in any given area.
Look at school children who are forced to be "average" or fit in with the norm, as to not offend those who may not do as well.
Equality. Is it a myth? Are we doing more damage than good by promoting equality?
This is a new forum for me, so please be polite and constructive with your posts and inputs.
edit on 18-3-2012 by beezzer because: a comma was bothering me