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RE: SIMPLE PROOF: Equality of Outcome is Impossible to Guarantee. This applies to the term EQUITY as well.

in Proof of Brain4 months ago

Even equality of opportunity will not occur in its fullest, ever. The best we can do is be reasonable with what we have. I do love living in a country where I can take chances to do what I want, but if I walk into a building where they're hiring 2 people and a million people put in an application, they will find a way to get rid of 999,950 of the applications if not more. It's a game we all play to bring self interest to the top of the list. That's a great thing, self-interest. It is through looking out for #1 (yourself) that things are invented, made better, improved, made more efficient, etc. When someone complains of not getting equal treatment, it is often bogus...not always, but often. We have billions of choices in our lives and can't blame our station in life after a few decades on someone else or "the system." People can move, change, learn, create, etc. I know a lady who is mostly paralyzed from the neck down and she wrote a book. She isn't completely paralyzed. She can move an arm and make a non-moving hand touch a keypad. That's the only limb I ever saw her move and her fingers could not manipulate anything. This same lady would spend an hour typing out a prayer so that at the end of a meeting, she could push a button to have it spoken out loud. She didn't give up on life. It was from her that I learned that if you can think and communicate what you think, you can improve your station in life. She did. She'll never have equality in opportunity and never equality in outcome, but she does have dignity knowing she can take care of herself as much as she can. Her nurses in the assisted living facility do the other 99% of the work (plus what her family comes and does to help her). If you were to ask her, she would tell you, via her computer, that she is an independent woman. She would even drive her wheelchair to church a couple blocks down the road using her one arm...amazing...


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Even equality of opportunity will not occur in its fullest, ever.

Yes, which is why I referred to it as infinity and an ever moving goal post we could striver towards.

There are always new opportunities so there is always more to do.

When someone complains of not getting equal treatment, it is often bogus...not always, but often.

Yep living based upon assumptions about things we don't know is toxic.

If you have PROOF then we have something we can do about that.