The Society Thrives on Incompetence and So Do You | Equality is Your Worst Fear and That’s Okay

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you don't want equality

People are always talking about others doing well, them being happy for them, wanting equality, how they wish everyone had a respectable job, how they wish no one was a mere factory worker, and so so much more. I think all of that is absolute rubbish. No one in their right mind would want true equality. What they really mean, is that they want a few people to earn just a bit more than the others in their category. They do not want everyone to be better off because the effects could be devastating to them.

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Equality is Everyone’s Worst Fear

That applies especially to the rich. To better understand what I’m trying to say, let’s take an example.

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This is Albert. He’s a pretentious gentleman with a lot of money. 💰 💰 💰

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And he’s a human rights activist and equality promoter.

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Or so he says. You see, Albert is the proud owner of a grand factory. And there are hundreds of workers in his factory. And very few of them have actually graduated from college. The rest are the underprivileged, picked up to work in his factory. The ones who did graduate, aren’t workers in the assembly line, they are managers and the sort.

Imagine if all the workers had instead been through college, graduated and all became managers, or better, in companies. Who would work for him?

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Okay, okay, that’s all great. But what if you aren’t some big factory owner with the uneducated working for you?

Why you don’t want equality

We all buy groceries. After all, it’s a need. You walk into the store, grab what you want, maybe ask some staff member where the cereal isle is, if you’re new, then head to the checkout line. When it’s finally your turn, you put your items on the shelf and the guy at the till scans your items and gives you your bill. On the way home, you realise you’re low on fuel.

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You turn into the nearest petroleum pump and load up.

Now let’s read that again, but with a few alterations:

We all buy groceries. After all, it’s a need. You walk into the store, grab what you want, maybe ask some underprivileged staff member where the cereal isle is, if you’re new, then head to the checkout line. When it’s finally your turn, you put your items on the shelf and the guy (who’s doing this job because he needs the money and this job requires virtually no qualifications) at the till scans your items and gives you your bill. On the way home, you realise you’re low on fuel. You turn into the nearest petroleum pump (with a lot of uneducated workers) and load up.

Take a long, hard look at those words in bold. Think. What if all of them were educated? What if all of them too had good, and respectable jobs? Who would help you find your favourite cereal (that cereal may not even exist due to lack of workers!)? Who would check out your items? Who would help you fill your tank? In fact, there may not even be a grocery store or petrol pump (for lack of workers).

You may not be getting all your favourite brands either. There would be no one to work in the factory to make them! Human civilisation, as we know it, may come to a standstill.

Now ask yourself the question:

Do you want equality?

I didn’t think so.

Why the government doesn’t want equality

Imagine this utopia. Every last person on earth is educated. Therefore, no one is prepared to work as a ‘lowly’ factory worker (in fact, as I have explained, they are rather valuable). Instead, they all seek jobs such as the post of a manager (or even better). But, there are only so many posts for manager available. This would lead to unemployment. And unemployment is not good for an economy. It could cause it to collapse.

Besides, there would be no one to manage. Therefore, no manager post. Therefore no managing director post. Therefore no CEO post. Therefore no company whatsoever. Once again, unwittingly leading the human race to a standstill.


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20 thoughts on “The Society Thrives on Incompetence and So Do You | Equality is Your Worst Fear and That’s Okay

    Marie Christine said:
    March 18, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Great post! I teach Economics. This is something we talk about a lot.. and as all of the manual labor jobs you used as an example become obsolete, the gap is going to get inconceivably larger! Well written.

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    Suryasri Saha said:
    March 18, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Nice post. 🙂

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    Rajesh Subramanian said:
    March 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Governments all over want to improve quality or life for it’s citizens; and not to make everyone equal. What the government assures equally to all is only fundamental rights and voting rights. As individuals we are all different from each other and so is the education and work we do. If we have more people with higher education then the kind of work performed might be different. For example with higher education, factories might adopt greater automation and lesser blue collar work force than if education was as widespread. The other educated might get onto different knowledge based work than working in factories. The Indian IT industry is a classic example of how higher education can transform an economy.

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      Ajinkya Goyal responded:
      March 18, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Hmm…yes you’re quite right. It would make sense that machines should take over the assembly lines and that everyone should be doing some high level job.
      I like your train of thought and the example of the Indian economy is apt.

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    Cherylene said:
    March 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Ajinkya, thought provoking post. Some people are born into privileged situations while some of us have to earn it. It’s no one person’s or group’s fault. Life as we know it is full of positives and negatives that we often have no control over all we can do is make the best use of the ‘cards’ we’ve been dealt. 🙂

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      Ajinkya Goyal responded:
      March 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it.
      And I agree. It’s not your fault if you’re born poor; it’s not even (entirely) your fault if you die poor.

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        Cherylene said:
        March 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm

        People have to what better and go after it. We only fail if we settle rather than strive for betterment.

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        Ajinkya Goyal responded:
        March 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm

        Quite true!

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    kheprisilvanis said:
    March 19, 2017 at 1:56 am

    I love this. We, in my odd circle, talk a lot about how the government (made up of mostly rich white dudes) wants the gap to exist and wants things like high birth rates, low education levels and meth use below the poverty line. Creates hard workers or, at least, fills the prisons, and privatization of prisons is a whole other topic. (Also big in my circle- I’m from Leavenworth, KS, if that means anything to you.) The poor are compensated with hand outs to keep them where they’re at.

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      Ajinkya Goyal responded:
      March 19, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Oh yes, definitely. And about the prisons, watch out for an upcoming article!

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    Rana said:
    March 19, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Excellent thoughts, well presented.

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    authormbeyer said:
    March 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I do like the way you’ve turned the idea of equality on its head saying we don’t really want equality… but equality does mean more than one thing. If I am arrested for speeding in a school zone, I don’t want to be given the death penalty while Fred who is arrested for the same exact driving-21-miles-per-hour gets only a fine. Equal treatment under the law is a right. And if I were to need to get a job as a greeter at Walmart because I desperately want money for ice cream, I would hate to be denied a chance at that job just because I have a masters degree in education and they usually hire high school graduates only. Equality of opportunity is only fair. But being full of irony is a good thing for an essay, and I hope you continue writing about ideas that you have stood on their pointy little heads. I enjoyed your post very much.

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      Ajinkya Goyal responded:
      March 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      Yes, you do make a point. Equal opportunity is very important. However, I referred to it the other way, with the high end posts being denied to a lot and people not wanting that right to open up too much.
      I’m glad you liked the post!

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