Myth of Equality

Equality is a myth, a mirage to keep people busy chasing something.

Equality assumes sameness, which is invisible to normal human or vision. We are similar at the atomic or molecular level, but we do not carry the visual aids and devices to see that all the time. Outwardly, we have different forms, shapes and colors. Our thought processes are different despite brains having a similar structure.

At a deeper level, equality is something I fear, because it can pull me down, deprive me of my uniqueness and perceived superiority. Equality is a demand made by the have-nots on those who are perceived as ‘haves’.

If uniqueness is something to be celebrated, then what is equality? Is it the right to being unique, and not being looked down or reprimanded for it? Is it the right to co-exist in a man-made structure like the law of the land, or civilization? Is it a measure to prevent disorder in a chaotic world? Is it a right to create a classification for crimes – like killing another? Homicide or cannibalism is a crime, whereas other forms of consumption are not.

Equality assumes a clash of interests, and then proceeds ahead to contain it.


Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 42



8 thoughts on “Myth of Equality

  1. Well done, Reena!

    “True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity – or political ideology.” – Monica Crowley


  2. A well written piece by you. Kudos…

    I think that the best definition of equality is the one used by Geroge Orwell in Animal Farm – “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

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