This is one of the ‘fairest’ and most objective discussions of the topic of fairness and equality that I have ever seen, and is well worth a careful reading with some sincere, meditative prayer.
We are called to abandon our ways and be conformed to His Ways, which are so radically different from those of human nature that many (most!) of us spend a lifetime trying to get the ‘old man’ unplugged so that we can plug in to His ways. May we all take a fresh look at the way we walk out the Father’s desires for His children!
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I recently read an article on equality and fairness titled, surprisingly, People Don’t Actually Want Equality, by Paul Bloom published October 22, 2015, in the Atlantic. This seems like an heretical statement in the home of the brave and the land of the free where we grew up on a diet of equal rights. Of course, equality will never happen. Genes, heritage, place of birth, physical and mental disabilities and other things we do not control frustrate true equality.
The evidence in the article suggests we do not even really want equality. Studies show that “younger children actually have an anti-equality bias” and prefer distributions where they get a relative advantage.” One for you, two for me, sits well with the one who gets two. Small children and primates will complain bitterly if they get less, but are perfectly satisfied to receive…
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